“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
I wanted to write about this scripture this morning because it has a lot of sentimental value to me. Every time I hear this verse or I see it somewhere, my heart kind of skips a beat. It puts an immediate smile on my face and warms my heart.
Because no matter where I am at. No matter what I am doing, thinking or feeling. This scripture tells it all. God has a plan for me. HE knooooowwwwwsssss MY plans for ME!!! He knows. And if He knows what is about to start happening in my life…. what else do I have to worry about??
I know that trusting in God can be so hard sometimes. I know. I know what it feels like to have to trust God in some of the darkest and hardest and scariest places you can be in. Especially when the opposition is standing right in front of you and staring you down. And you feel frozen … staring right back. Think about it… what is the first thing that comes to your mind to say?
I’ve learned at a very very young age that I should call upon the name ‘Jesus’ for everything. And I do. Anything that happens, serious or not, the first thing out of my mouth is usually ‘JESUS’. My husband used to make fun of me because if there was an earthquake, or I would drop something or I would hear something or just literally anything… I would say, in some form or another, ‘Jesus’. He once made fun of me and made a video of me saying Jesus over and over again when I was in labor. And it WAS really funny… but not til after I had the baby and was no longer IN pain. lol.
But I never realized until that video that that is what I do and say when things happen. ‘Jesus’ is what comes out of my mouth. It was amazing to me how much I called on Him for. Literally everything.
I have naturally called to Jesus for every aspect in my life. Is this something that I learned? Possibly. Is it something that was instilled in me since I was a baby? Most likely. Is it something that I have to ever force myself to do? Yes. Sometimes I need to give it to God on purpose. Sometimes I do say it out of habit. And really giving it to God to handle is hard. There are even times that I don’t want to give it to Him because I know how He will handle it. But I have to trust that He will take care of it. He knows the plans for my life. He has the road map.
On my map, there is an arrow where I am currently at. Kind of like a navigation map. You got an arrow where you are and as you travel, you see yourself going forward towards the big large ‘X’ at the end of your journey. I can see the ending. I know where I end up. The most amazing place there can ever be. In Heaven rejoicing. But The navigational line in my map doesn’t appear for me. I have no idea what is coming next for me. I have no clue of the good or the bad that will be happening and I don’t know when or where they will happen. But I know it is all in God’s plan for me. I know it is on the right path and int he right direction.
He has given me the HOPE I need to get through this journey. He has given me the FAITH I need to get through this journey. He will always place people and things you need in your life…IN your life. He will remove the people and things you don’t need or that are harming you OUT of your life. But you have to call to Him. Allow Him to do that. Don’t fight it. Don’t fight Him. Let Go.
Whether you are standing at the edge of a cliff… or driving on that bumpy road…. FAITH is what you need. FAITH, if you allow it, will consume you. FAITH, if you choose to, will give you the strength to say or do anything and everything to get you to that next spot. FAITH will transition you and transform you. FAITH will move mountains. FAITH help you soar. FAITH will clear the road. FAITH…. will get you through.
Just…. BELIEVE. Believe in God’s Plan. And trust His Will. If it is in God’s Plan you, the IMPOSSIBLE is possible!!