Stick To The Plan (1)

Yes! It's My Birthday! And It's My Footprint :DImage by Hamed Saber via Flickr

I know the plans I have for you
Jeremiah 29:11

Today God is saying to you, 'While in process, stick to the plan!' Nothing takes God by surprise. He's a master planner. Joseph discovered that when your family turns against you, your friends let you down and you finish up in trouble, God still has a plan. Looking back Joseph could say, 'You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good' (Genesis 50:20 NIV). When your situation seems too hard to handle and downright impossible to explain, remind yourself that God said, 'I know the plans I have for you.'

Some of us are not sure God has made up His mind about us, so we keep trying to earn His favour. Give it up! Receive the truth that God, for Christ's sake, has decided to bless you. And when God decides, temporary situations or the actions of others don't change His decision. There's nothing the enemy devises against you that God hasn't already made 'a way of escape' for. Paul writes, 'God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it' (1 Corinthians 10:13). Observe that:

(1) In times of testing you discover how faithful God is.

(2) He knows what you can handle.

(3) He will 'make a way' so you can exit this season stronger, and ready for what He has next. So stick to the plan. The fact that you have a problem is a sign that you have a promise. It's only a matter of time before God reveals the solution.

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Paulie said…
Our problem comes when we don't "let God be God." We need to trust Him and rely on Him completely!
Gramma L said…
Such true words to live by.
dot said…
Good post Mike! Joseph was in my daily Bible reading today. I love the story.
Wanda said…
Happy Birthday Mike ~~~ What precious little feet...what size is your shoe now?????

Jeremiah 29:11 is a wonderful promise...

Mike said…
Not my birthday Wanda, nor my photo. But thanks anyway!
Gudl said…
good reminder (unfortunately there are people who don't believe you when you try to comfort them with this ... but it reminded me that we should do it nonetheless)
Angie said…
So encouraging.

Have missed you, Mike, but I have been having some busy times. It's good to visit again.
SuzyQ said…
Thanks for these words of encouragment.
Always a blessing to visit your blog and be feed!!! Thank you, Mike for being faithful in that.
ChrisJ said…
Isn't that the greatest thing! It is so comforting to me that God knows EVERYTHING about me. I can't hide anything from Him and I can't fool Him. Yet still He loves me and guides me. What a blessing! Away with stress!
"The fact that you have a
problem is a sign that you have a promise. It's only a matter of time before God
reveals the solution." So true. And lately I've been realizing that problems are also Opportunities in disguise!
Debbie365 said…
Mike, thank you for this post. I've been going through some severe 'testing' the past few months. This post is so timely, and has ministered to me more than you will ever know. It's easy to get lost in the tumult and forget that He always knows what is going on. Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you to minister to all of us through your blog.