By Johnson Omomadia
We bring to you today the heart of God for now; so that you can know that all is well with you, for God can never make a mistake in your life. To know that God has a plan for your life gives me so much joy because; God is the greatest planner in the entire world. When He plans, it is always beautiful. Remember how God brought creation into existence. He carefully planned it and executed it and said it was good and then He planned man when He said, “Let us make man in our image and likeness” (Gen 1: 36). There is nothing that God does without Him first planning it. God said in Jeremiah 29: 11, “For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome”. (Amp)
From our text, God is saying to you that He has thoughts and plans for your life. Often in life, because of the pains, sufferings, shame, etc, which we go through in life, we wonder what kind of person God is. We say things like how can He allow these things to happen to me, forgetting that God knows the end from the beginning. What do you think might have gone on in joseph’s mind after seeing God’s wonderful plan for him, only for his own brothers to sell him into slavery at such an age? What about him been accused falsely and thrown into jail. This events do not make sense but the events took him to the palace as prime minister in Egypt which was the plan of God for him.
There is nothing that will ever happen in your life that will take God by surprise. Because of our inability, we are not able to know why all that happened. But remember that God said in Isaiah 55:9, “For as the heaven are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”. You see God’s ways are higher than ours, and if it be so, then we must connect to His ways. No man wants to stay down.
So to get higher, you need to get into the ways of God. Know for a sure that God who said that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and His ways higher than our ways must also surely have the wisdom that is greater than the wisdom of man. This therefore means that the thoughts of God must be greater, perfect and more excellent than our own thoughts. Hear me, your thoughts for your life can never be greater than God’s thought for your life.
God says He has a plan for your life. He has a plan for your welfare and peace, and to give you an expected glorious end. The fact that God has a plan for your life does not mean that evil may not come, or that afflictions will not come. What this means is that even though these things happen, they will not necessarily stop the plan of God for you. God planned that Joseph will become a prime minister in a foreign land, which came to pass. But if you notice, in the history of Joseph, he was afflicted so many times but that did not stop the plan. Please, know that none of God’s thoughts and plans contains evil. There is no evil in God and so He cannot plan evil. Evil comes from the devil (Satan but God will turn it around for good).
God has already planned for your welfare. You may not know it or have recognized it, but most of the things you have enjoyed in life in terms of welfare were planned by God. Remember Prophet Elijah, when there was famine in the land, God made a raven to bring food to him. And when the brook had dried up, God sent him to a widow in Zarephath to feed him. Beloved, don’t be troubled, trust in God. He has a plan for your life. He has a welfare plan for you. You shall not be homeless in Jesus name. That case that looks so hopeless has hope in God’s plan. God has a plan for your husband, wife, children, ministry, finances and all that concerns you.
No matter how bad things may be right now in your life, I want you to know that God has plans for you. To tell you the truth, a commentary in one of the Bible says “As long as God who knows our future provides our agenda…, we can have boundless hope. This does not mean that we will not feel pain, suffering or hardship but God will see us through to a glorious conclusion”. Don’t give up, you will surely get married, raise up your own children, own your own home, enjoy the peace of God, support the work of the ministry. There is a plan by God for your children to come out of drugs, alcohol and prostitution. Believe it; God has an excellent plan for you.
Have you given your life to Jesus? If not, please pray this prayer. Father, I come to you as I am. I invite Jesus into my life to be my personal Lord and Saviour. Wash me cleanse with the blood of Jesus and empower me with the power of your Holy Spirit. Thank you Father for saving my soul and making me your child. Your prayer request and praise reports will be welcomed.