As 2013 is coming to an end, people all over the world are making plans for the coming year. We are making plans for our lives, families, businesses, job(s), friends, vacations, etc. It is very important to plan but the mistake some believers make is they fail to consult God, their maker, before planning. They omit God at the planning stage. The wise man said in proverbs 19:21 that “We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails”
My question for you as 2013 comes to an end is DO YOU KNOW GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE?
Psalm 33:10-11 says “The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But the Lords plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.” (NLT)
God’s plans for your life stand forever; his intentions can never be shaken. I believe some of us couldn’t achieve the plans they made for 2013 because they were not in line with God’s purpose for their lives.
God has plans for everybody; his plan for me is different from his plan for you. In the same way, his plan for you is different from his plan for your mother, father, siblings, and friends. But we tend to align our plans with that of our family and friends. Thus we miss God’s purpose for our lives. It is high time we went to God in prayer to inquire about His plans for our lives.
In Jeremiah 29:11, God said “For I know the plans I have for you, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.” And in Jeremiah 33:3, He said “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
What must we do to see our plans come to pass in 2014?
Only I can tell you the future before it happens. Everything I plan will come to pass… (Isaiah 46:10, NLT)
God knows our future. The scripture says He saw us before we were born. Every day of our lives were recorded in His book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:16. The future we seek is God’s past therefore before we make any plan about our lives for the coming year or years, we must know God’s purpose for our lives. The truth is when you know his purpose for your life, your plans will be in line with His will. He will tell you what would happen in the future. And whatsoever you pray for in Jesus’ name, you shall have it. God will reveal His purpose for your life through the Holy Spirit when you ASK in prayer.
I see 2014 to be the best year in your life. God has so many good things coming your way; good health, promotion, increase in all you do, divine protection, power over your enemies, good relationship with people, etc. So instead of saying “Father this is what I want to do in 2014”, ask him “Father what do you want me to do in 2014 in order to receive your BEST for my life?”
We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails. (Proverbs 19:21, MSG)