From Pastor’s Desk:
…I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NASB
How wonderful the plan is that God has for each of us! However, for that plan to be implemented, we must accept it and proceed according to it. It is when we interrupt the process of the plan that we run into difficulty. Often, maybe frequently, we tend to want to proceed in our own plan. As Dr. Phil McGraw would ask, “How’s that workin’ for you?”
When we find ourselves in devastating situations it is usually because we are following, not God’s plan, but our own. The plan of God is best in that we don’t know what tomorrow holds. He does! His plan is best for the simple reason that we have no idea how to get out of present adverse situations. He does! We can live only one moment at a time. He is Eternal! Only one step at a time is our lot. He knows the beginning from the end! We don’t have the strength to do what we need to do to accomplish His plan, much less ours. He does!
We are much safer staying within the parameters of His plan. God, whose attributes include omnipotence, omniscience, infallibility, immutability, and omnipresence, certainly is more able to perform that which concerns His children. We, whose only attributes are the exact opposite of God’s, are more likely to put into disarray those plans as we endeavor to accomplish them.
The apostle, Paul, said of Abraham, “…with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform” (Romans 4:20-21 NASB). I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him [a]until that day. The same apostle wrote to Timothy, “…I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day” (2 Timothy 1:12 NASB).
Point is, it is well if we leave the working out of the plan to God. He is the only One who is able to perfect the plan and bring it to fruition.