“Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, ‘It is so; we must do as you have said. But the people are many, and it is a time of heavy rain; we cannot stand in the open. Nor is this a task for one day or for two, for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.” Ezra 10:12-13
God has plans for us. He tells us so in His book, over and over again. His plans for us are perfect just like He is, but we being human aren’t perfect. We’re not good at perfectly following perfect plans.
Once upon a time I was talking to God about His plans for us and He pointed something out to me. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,” (Jeremiah 29:11) He has more than one plan for us. Meaning He has a Plan A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P… And depending on how many times we choose our plans over His plans determines what letter plan we fall on. I mean, He’s God, He KNOWS what we’re going to choose to do before we choose to do it. So doesn’t it just make sense that He has also factored that into His plans?
So after He pointed out the “s” in plans I asked God how many people have ever accomplished His Plan A for their lives. You won’t be surprised at His answer.
Only one man in all of history has ever walked through an entire life on this planet and ALWAYS chosen God’s will over his own, Jesus. And Oh how wonderful is it that he did! Jesus lived out God’s Plan A for his life so that when we are on God’s Plan ZZZ for our lives, it will still turn out in our favor, for our good with a hope and a future and prosperity instead of despair.
Thank You LORD for sending Jesus so that as long as we choose Jesus, our other choices, no matter how stupid or far away from your Plan A, somehow all supernaturally re-direct us to Your Plan A destination in the end. Your Grace and wisdom astounds me LORD. Thank You!