What would Jesus say if you asked Him, “What is Your plan for me?”
We can rattle off a dozen spiritual answers. We could even quote His words, right from the Bible: “Make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) or “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12).
Now let’s add one more word to my opening question. “What is Your plan for me – today?” Today, as in your current life’s circumstances.
Without neglecting the commands, let’s consider how Jesus might answer each of us as a parent, spouse, employee, student. What do you think He would say to you where you are in your life – maybe even in the middle of what you’re doing right now?
We might be afraid to ask God, thinking He’ll send us off to a foreign land or ask us to give all our money to the poor.
If you’re disabled, flunking out of school, recently fired from your job, or lamenting a failed business venture, you might be convinced God can’t – or won’t – use you.
Or perhaps you’re successful at your career, but you wonder why you lack a sense of purpose.
What if we shifted our focus from “How I’ve failed or succeeded” to “Who am I living for”? What if we desired to do His will in every area of our lives – in our failures and in our achievements?
Perhaps then we’d know God’s will for us today.
How would it change us – and our relationship with God – if we believed our heavenly Father’s promises to direct our steps? (See Proverbs 16:9).
God loves us.
He has a plan for us.
Almighty sovereign God has a plan for you, today. He will direct you in the necessary steps if you yield to His counsel.
When we keep our eyes focused on God and His Word – and train our ears to listen to His counsel – we are changed by the power of His Spirit. We grow in our purpose, and we find meaning for each day.
If we continue to pursue Him, we’ll discover – in the midst of our circumstances – the very steps we need to follow the plan God, Himself, designed for our day.
What do you think?
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