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January
7
2018

Building a Life- God has a plan for you

 “God has a plan for you”

There are many stages in life where we may find ourselves frustrated because we don’t know what to do.  For example, right after I graduated from High School I was told by my parents that if I wanted to go to college I was going to have to pay for it.  Paying for college required money I didn’t have and besides that I was tired of school.  I was given a couple of options upon graduating High School by my parents.  One of which was to go to work at the local phosphate mines in White Springs Florida and the other was to enlist in the service.  I chose to enlist in the service because of the Montgomery GI Bill.  My thoughts was this if I don’t like the college at least I will have some money to go to school on once I get out.  Somewhere along even while going to college and working at various different jobs I was beginning to ask myself many question because the plans I had to get rich were not working.  You may be asking yourself many question because your plans aren’t working or you find yourself later in life having come to the age of retirement asking yourself this question: Now what?  The answer we are looking for no matter what stage of life we find ourselves in is this: God has a plan for you!  His plan is specific for you.  Please read Jeremiah 1:4-19.  God specifically reveals to Jeremiah what his plan was for him in verse five.  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)  If God has a specific plan concerning Jeremiah’s life then God has a specific plan concerning your life.  God’s plan concerning your life are the best that can be planned.  God knows best!  For example he had a plan for Joseph’s life in Genesis.  Just read the last 12 chapters of Genesis.  He had a plan to use Esther.  God’s tells the nation of Israel that he has a plan for them that no other nation can achieve. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)  Can you imagine going through life without achieving the purpose for which you were created.  You would miss God’s plan for you.  Coming to the end of life you might find yourself asking this question: what would God have done with me if I only followed the plans he had for me?  It is never too late to say to the Lord: Here am I use me for your purposes.  Your past doesn’t matter-Jesus paid for your sins on the cross.  I dare you to pray this prayer. Lord I surrender to your plans, just use me.

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