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Thursday, March 29, 2018

God Knows And Has A Plan For Me

In review of Jeremiah 29:11 it says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out, plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” (The Message).

While the situation I'm in may not be ideal, comfortable or stress free, I need to embrace it and do my best within it. Jeremiah told his people and reminds me in this passage to keep on living, and accept it, the do what is right and just. For God knows the plans he has for me, they are plans for my ultimate good and not to destroy me. His plans, if I choose to follow them, will give me a future and a hope. Then as I pray, He promises that he will listen. If I look for him wholeheartedly, He promises that I will find him.

Overall, it's encouraging for me to have a glorious leader who stirs me to move ahead, someone who believes I can do the task given and who will be with me all the way. God knows the future, and his plans for me are for my good. They are full of hope. God, who knows the future, will provide me with an agenda. He promises to be with me as I fulfill his mission. In this, I can have boundless hope. However I must keep in mind that it doesn't mean that I'll be spared pain, suffering or hardship, but that God will see me through to a glorious conclusion.

Accepting the truth that God knows everything in my life can either be very disturbing or very comforting. It depends on my relationship with him and whether or not I’m trying to fool him.

For God is aware of:
. My faults and failures. Even with these he still loves me unconditionally.
. My feelings and frustrations, and he sees my hurt more than anyone else can.
. My future, so he can tell what I need to know.
. My fears, and he wants me to hand my worries over to him.
. My faithfulness because he sees every good thing I do.

The fact that God knows everything can be a tremendous motivator to live a godly life. It helps me realize that nothing in my life is done in secret, nothing I face will hinder his ability to help me, nothing that is to come will catch him by surprise, nothing I fear will be too big for his strength, and nothing I do in his name is ever done in vain.

After all, God says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” (Jeremiah 29:11 The Message).

Bottom Line:
God has a plan, and the plan is for good. He won’t abandon, but give hope for the future.

What this means to me:
God really knows me, and regardless of my current situation, he has a plan for me, one that will ultimately be what's best for me. If I listen and follow, he will guide me to make a difference and ultimately helps me to become more like Jesus.

This means that a lot of the stress and difficulty I face in my work life is all part of his plan for me. As I face it and do things for him, I will accomplish tasks and make a difference for those around me and my team. Given this, today I will give my to-do list over to him. I pray God that you will guide me in my decisions and help me make a difference. I also pray that you will help relieve some of the demands and new requests, so that I can finish up what’s already on my plate.

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