This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Today, I am thinking about my one-dimensional plan compared to God’s multi-faceted plan for my life.
Recently, we’ve been honoring graduates. We talked about being in between seasons as well as looking back on certain parts of our journey and declaring that every step was worth it. We spoke about how God is constantly working behind the scenes whether we realize it or not. Yet there are also times when God doesn’t fix things when or how we want.
This reminds me of a book signing that I once attended. The author shared that it can sometimes be a part of human nature to look for a silver bullet. In other words, we want every problem in our lives to be solved at once.
He then gave a couple of examples, one being winning the lottery and how we’d like all of our issues to be resolved in one lump sum. Another example he gave was when we have a business idea and assume it would instantly be a huge hit.
Listening to this author caused me to reflect on my own journey. I remember when I used to pray to God and tell Him that I had the faith and He had the power. I thought that with those two things, we would do something magical and all my challenges would melt away.
After praying for this simple solution to every one of my problems, I was dismayed because I felt that I was exercising my faith, yet God wouldn’t grant me that fix-all answer.
However, I have learned that God’s plan is multi-faceted and spans my entire life, whereas my plan is usually one-dimensional and for one season. As you release more of your own plan and embrace God’s, remember these words: “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, embrace God’s multi-faceted plan for your life.