The Original Plans

For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, ‘says the Lord,’ plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope
— Jeremiah 26:11

By Nina Roach

A man and woman's mind plans their way as they journey through life. But the Lord directs each of their steps and establishes them. Why is this?  God knows that the steps He leads them towards will take them to His original plans and purposes for their lives.

There comes a point in your life when you realize that your plans don't work and your plans are frustrated because they never were God's plans. The plans of God produce peace, a sense of well-being, harmony, unity and confidence.

Yes... As I like to say, "Godfidence!

There's nothing that compares to walking with assurance in your heart that the thing God has called you to do is what you have been destined to do. God's plans are always good, and your plans are good too when they are in alignment with His original plans. In order for God's plans to work in your life, you must first get to know God who has planned out every detail of your life.

Your life isn't a mystery to Him. You aren't complicated to Him, and He understands you. Why would you follow someone or their plans that you have never taken the time to know for yourself? Make that a goal today, and every day to get to know God and how His Kingdom works and then you will be able to trust Him with all of your heart and lean not to your own way of figuring everything out.

Knowing God and His plans will cause you to acknowledge Him, so that He can direct your paths to the way He created your personal life or marriage to be. If you have been the captain of your own ship or ruining your life and sense your soul ebbing away, there is hope for you today.

You can start over. God has reset the clock and calls His time "Today." And today if you hear Him speaking to your heart from this post, ask Him to forgive you for neglecting Him in your life and whatever else He may show you. You can then move on with Him and set sail to His life-giving plans.

He loves you so much and wants to be involved in every detail of your life. Don't let your old plans from yesterday forfeit the great plans God has for you today. Stay empty today so that the Holy Spirit can fill you up.

Decree It: I live by the Spirit, and keep in step with the Holy Spirit. He is causing my thoughts to become agreeable to God's original plans for my life. My God loves me and I love Him and I know that all things work together for my good, for I have been called according to His original plans and purpose. I surrender.