- If God leads me to it He will lead me through it.
- If this is God’s will, then I will endure.
- I guess this was in God’s plan for me.
- I don’t know why God planned for me to go through this.
- God must has more for you to do, that is why you survived.
- They finished what God planned for them to do, so He took them home.
I hear these and similar phrases more and more each day. “How can I know what God wants me to do in my life?”
I know these are people of faith, that are sincerely wanting to do God’s will. After all Paul tells us, “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:17). I do not want to be foolish in God’s eyes, so I need to know his plan for me!
What is God’s plan?
I want to share a few verses and some advice that will help you determine God’s plan for you. What I will share is what you can use to determine what you should be doing and what you should do in the future.
Jesus gives the answer, “And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31).
Love God with all that you are.
Love your neighbor with the same intensity that you love yourself.
What does God have planned?
- He did not and does not plan the day of your death – He may know when that will be, but He did not set the date.
- God did not plan for you or your loved one to battle that disease or disaster. Those things simply are a part of a physical world. He is there to carry you through to healing, recovery, or on eternity.
- God does not have written down what job you should have to please Him, nor did he pre-plan your soul-mate you should marry.
- He did not make you straight or LGTB.
You and I choose our life’s direction based on both our heredity and environment and must discern our the choices we face and make the choice we find consistent with the Word of God and how we should live as God’s children.
What God wants is for us to do? “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).
That is God’s plan!