Plans

FREE THEME WEEK

Jer 29 11

“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

I find that this verse above is often misinterpreted in a way that says that every step that we take has been planned out by God, but this interpretation does not recognize the free will that God has gifted us.

 

God has this beautiful plan for our lives.  He wants to see us succeed and no harm to come upon us and He wants to give us hope and a future.  Part of that future and the hope that we can cling to is entering His perfect Kingdom and living with Him forever.  However, God gives us the free will to choose how we are going to live our lives.

 

I think sometimes we can get so caught up in what exactly God wants for us to do with our lives, but ultimately He wants to see us making wise choices towards His coming Kingdom.  Outside of accepting Christ, there is no one right path for your life. We all need to be living our lives for Him and making those choices that are going to help us grow closer to Him.

 

Within our everyday lives between school, our families, and our jobs that we are not taking the time that we need to search for God’s wisdom to make our decisions so that we can prosper the way that he wants us to prosper.  We can become so focused on our fears, anxieties, and stress that we are not giving God the time or energy that he deserves. Instead we are putting it into these things that we should not be wasting our energy on. When you really let go and let God lead your life there is so much comfort and peace that can be felt.

Katie-Beth Fletcher

(This week we have a free theme week and we look forward to hearing from various writers during the week.  If you would like to write for one day we still happen to have some days available, please contact the editors at Grow16BR@gmail.com for more information.)

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