Do you know what your life plan is? Have you come up with a plan on your own, or have you consulted God? There’s a country song with a cute line that seems to be apropos: “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.”
God wants only good things for you. Ask Him what you should be doing and tell Him what you want; remember what Jeremiah said: “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 NIV)
Sometimes you simply have to press in until you hear from God. Sometimes you have to stay on the path you have begun and continue until you hear differently. Sometimes you wait.
But know this: God will not strike you down or smack you in the head at a mistake! If you start down the wrong path, He will let you know,He will gently nudge you; it’s YOUR choice to listen and follow or listen and ignore, but it IS your choice. Don’t mistake your errors for Him testing you. “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted* of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.” (James 1:13 King James Version)
Don’t flippantly say that the devil made you do it. If you are a follower and lover of Christ, the devil CANNOT make you do anything. He has no more power over you other than that which YOU allow. Remember, the lying weasel was defeated at the cross.
Father God, Thank you for your love, mercy and grace. I pray that Your will is accomplished in my life and all of those who will ask You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
*Tempted, tested, tried, scrutinized, enticed. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance #3985
© 2015 Cat Brennan