God's Plan vs My Plan

God’s Plan vs My Plan

Isaiah 14:24 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.

Jer.29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Anytime we live life according to our plans and thoughts, we will always live a defeated life(a life of limitation). There is no how we can plan our lives that will make us surpass the plans of God for our lives. We have been thought to live our lives the way we planned it, hence we are to live a well-planned life. How intelligent can we then be to plan our lives like God has planned it? The problem has always been trust. We cannot just trust God for a better life. We prefer to live according to our sight, than according to faith. We prefer to live according to what we have and can see than to live according to what He says and we cannot see at the moment.

I hear many of us talk about faith, yet only a few have lived according to faith. We fall short of God’s expectation anytime we plan our lives according to what we have or what we can see than planning according to Faith. Faith is seeing what is unseen at the moment. Faith is believing and living in accordance to that which is expected and hoped for. The plans of God for our lives far outweighs that which we limit ourselves to.
Some acceptable parables or idioms do not strengthen faith.
“A bird in hand is better than nine in the bird”.
“Cut your cloths according to your cloth”.
Faith could be felt in the second one before ‘natural’ thinkers altered it. It was “cut your cloths according to your size”.

Two examples of those who lived by faith comes to my mind. First was the Zarepath widow who fed Elijah during the famine. She had planned her life, her sustenance and have planned it even to her death, but had God not altered it, she would actually die. She queued along with God’s plan and she experienced the miraculous. Another person that also comes to mind is Peter. We could say Jesus was this, Jesus was that, that was why He was able to walk on water. But Peter changed the natural order of his life by requesting something big. He said ‘bid me to come’ bgand he walked on water. How will he have ever planned such outrageously dangerous act? It was naturally impossible but with God all things are possible.

Limitation is a product of natural calculations. To live in the supernatural, you must do away with natural thinking and embrace divine thought. Think like God thinks. Submit yourself to God’s plan. He’ll see you through. Many have believed God’s will is difficult and could be crazy, it’s because we’ve been wrongly taught. God’s will is the best for our lives. The best place to be is at the centre of God’s will.

God bless you. Live according to God’s plan.

Isaiah 55:8-13 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

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