I Have Plans for You

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Jeremiah 29:11. This is my favorite scripture of all time. I know I say that often, but this really is my favorite scripture.

I know I’m guilty of making my own plans. But God has to have a sense of humor. Award-winning movie screenwriter Woody Allen thinks so too, as he stated, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

It took a while for me to give up my own plans; it was a struggle. But, I did when I discovered my own plans were not working, CLEARLY! That’s when I told God, I give up, and I surrender all. What really took the cake was when I lost my father, and I had to leave my job, and everything behind to tend to his affairs. The only thing that kept me, was repeating this to myself:

                “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I found peace in knowing that even through one of the darkest moments in my life, God still had plans for me, and no matter what, His will is what’s best for me.


SKT

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