Monday, March 17, 2014

If you could have planned your life, would you be better off right now?

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— (1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV)

Here's a thought: If you could have planned your life, would you be better off right now?

My answer is NO WAY! I might be one of the few that would say that. I have been with Christ for most of my life, 40 years to be exact. I have had a roller coaster faith journey, yet God has led me to this great place in my life. I wouldn't change a thing and I certainly would have messed this up if I were in charge. Yes, you heard it right, I wouldn't change a thing. From that you would think I've led an ideal life. I have not. I have gotten off the path God has set for me. Every time he has brought me back to his journey and I'm always better off. 

God's plans are perfect for us. That doesn't mean trouble free. I can testify, growth comes from trials. The Bible will back me on that. There you will see countless examples of ordinary people dealing with extraordinary hardships. When they emerge, they are better off than before. A whole nation can testify to that. The apostles will testify, Peter will testify, Paul will testify, and the list goes on and on. All of these and more know that trials led to triumph.

We can not fathom the things God has planned for us. We can not conceive where our lives will lead if we rely on him. We don't have the wisdom or the power to build a better life. Why try?

Praise God he loves me enough to build a special life just for me. I'm humbled by your presence in my life, the greatest of sinners! Thank you  Lord for blessing me and taking away my sins to make my life an amazing blessing! Amen!

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