Jeremiah 29:11-13 states, “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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
The world. Society. School. Media. Friends. Family. The Devil. Ourselves.
The things above are just some of the things that have/will try to deter us from the plan God has set for us. The plan he wants us to follow.
Sometimes our biggest challenge is ourselves. We try to “plan” our life; organize it so it goes the way we want it to. Sometimes our plan may go the way we want for a little while, or maybe it remains stationary, other times it may go the opposite way we planned it to.
I wanna ask the question, why do we try to plan our lives when God straightforwardly tells us that he already has our lives planned. He has made us in his image, to be his child, and to lead a life apart from everyone else; a life of great wonder. It’s important to remember however, that he doesn’t promise us an easy ride. He let’s us know that there will be storms, battles, difficult times, but he will be by our side the entire time.
One topic that many of us struggle with is “Love.” Our society often tells us we need to find love while we’re still young and quickly settle down. A lot of our search for a partner seems to be based highly on what we “think we need” and less on what “God knows we need.” We rush to find someone to settle down with. Maybe we make ourselves believe we are with the right person because everyone else thinks that person is great. Or maybe we’ve become blind to what we really want because we’ve settled for what we can get right now. Other times we believe we have found “the one,” we’re truly happy, maybe for a long period of time… and then unexpectedly things start falling apart… it’s moments like those when we can lose sight of ourselves.
It can be hard because we are physical beings, we find comfort in being able to talk with friends, family and coworkers about our romantic relationships and hear their feedback. But what we should be doing is [willingly] giving our hearts entirely to God. TRUST HIM. Should we let the people in our lives play god just because their input is instant and it’s easier than waiting for God’s input? Sure, life may seem easier that way, but in the end would we really be happy?
We need to let God know that we will wait for that special someone he has planned for us because he made us all, and because we do trust him.
Think about it, He knows you and he knows everyone else, who better than to pick the person you should spend your life with than the one who knows everything about them? God is our maker and he is a real “match-maker.”
“God doesn’t give you the people that you want. He gives you the people that you need to hurt you, to love you, to teach you, to break you, to turn you into the person you’re supposed to be.” ~ a quote I saw online.
So yes, waiting for the love that God has planned for us will be difficult, but in the meantime, believe that in a sense God says, “You don’t have to worry about love. As long as I’m existing, you will be loved.” We may never find that one person to spend “forever” with like the media tells us we should… maybe we’re not supposed to. Many of us rely on others to make life beautiful when all we really need is God and ourselves. He is our one true love, always and forever. We can depend on him.
His love is pure, it’s true, it’s honest, and it’s worth it. Let us trust in the greatest love of all, God’s love. May we trust in him and his plan. He knows what he is doing! It’s hard to be patient. To trust fully in God and his plan. But when we do, our life will be plentiful and amazing.
One thing that I have learned is…
My life may not be going the way I planned it, but it is going EXACTLY the way God planned it!