Someone Has Big Plans For You

Thursday, January 16, 2014

plan a and plan b
"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

One of the laws of physics that we are all taught is that for every action, there is a reaction. That is basic science and we see that played out in everyday life and in nature. The same is true in the realm of the spirit - the unseen reality that goes on around us. God has taken action towards you. The scripture above tells us that He has set a plan in motion to prosper you, keep you from harm, and to give you hope and a future. That is big. From the moment of your conception, He has been unfolding that plan and has been at work in your life to ensure that His carefully crafted plan for you becomes a reality.

In light of that action, we need to understand that in the spirit realm there has also been a reaction to that plan -  a counter-plan - a Plan B. The devil also knows this scripture and understands that God has a wonderful, divine plan for you. He too has been hard at work from the moment you were formed to do everything in his power to make sure God's plan fails. When Moses was born, Satan devised a plan to put a stop to God's plan of birthing a Deliverer for Israel. Satan's plan was to not only wipe out Moses, but to orchestrate the execution of every male Jew between birth and age two. What better way to thwart God's plan for someone than to outright murder him. He also tried this with Jesus at his birth. However, God, always a step ahead of the devil, ensured the safe delivery of his Deliverers, Moses and Jesus. I wonder today how many of the millions of babies that have been aborted over the years were potential Deliverers that God had birthed for a divine purpose? They were snuffed out all in the name of "convenience" or "a woman's right to choose." The terrible tragedy is that it was the work of Satan in a desperate attempt to destroy God's divine plans.

My purpose in this post is not to address abortion but to alert you to the reality of a master plan for your life. Whether you see it or not, God has been orchestrating your life, carefully guiding your steps to lead you down a path for his divine purpose - a purpose much higher and greater than you can ever imagine. Have you been facing resistance and difficulty in your life? Do you feel at times that at every turn you seem to hit a brick wall? The enemy would want to trick you into thinking that God is displeased with you or somehow hates you. But the truth is that Satan is the one that hates you and will stop at nothing to not only thwart God's plan for your life, but to literally destroy you and everyone around you if that is what it takes. The good news is that God will not let that become a reality. As He did with Moses and His own son, Jesus, He has already put in motion counter-measures to thwart any attempt by the enemy against you. I share these words not to scare you, but to encourage you to not forget that God is on your side and His plans will come to pass. Just keep close to Him at all times.

Keep these words from Paul in Romans 8:31 close to your heart - "What shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?" This is not a question but a statement. It would be better translated "since God is for us". The answer is simple - NOTHING! There is a worship song that captures the essence of this scripture. The song is "Our God" by Chris Tomlin. I have included the YouTube link below. Listen closely to the words. They will change your future.

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