God's Program for Your Life
“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 (NIV)
Have you ever felt like no one else was looking out for you or thinking about how you presently are doing? I know there have been times in my life, especially when I was a teenager, where I thought, “I’m the only one looking out for me.” Because of this, I would feel alone and misunderstood. In our scripture, God says, “I know the plans I have for you”. Inwardly we respond, “really?” and then ask, “what kind of plans? I’m not sure I will like your plans.” But in Psalm 139:13-16, we see that God created us, and He did so with a specific plan in mind. He designed us, like a computer programmer designs programs, to operate and function in a certain way so that tasks and goals can be accomplished.
We have all tried to use certain computer programs and have figured out quickly that only certain programs will be successful for specific tasks. Likewise, you and I have been designed with all the necessary hardware to be successful according to the program we were given, and any other attempts to be successful at any other program (our plans) will fall way short. It is great to know that you are not randomly designed and that God’s plan for your life, though tough at times, is a good, hopeful and exciting one; but you must give up your own plan, to adopt His. Remember, Pray that God will give you the ability to trust in Him and His plan, so you can take hold of the Life He created you for.