God’s Plan for Your Life
God’s plan for your life is not accidental nor are His plans meant to hurt you. Instead, they are meant to give you hope and a future
In Genesis 24, Abraham sent his chief servant back to his homeland to find a wife for his son Issac. As Abraham’s servant approached a well outside the town of Nahor, he said: “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham…May it be that when I say to a girl, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’ – let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Issac.”
Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder.
1) God’s plan for you is not vague; it is specific!
Notice how the servant prayed specifically, and God answered explicitly. What you might think is another routine day of going to the well, may be the very day that God reveals his specific plan for your future.
2) Be faithful in the daily routines of your life, because you never know how one day can change your life.
Rebekah went the extra mile, she not only gave the servant something to drink, but she also watered his camels too. It has been suggested that one camel can drink the equivalent of 200 pounds of water after one week’s journey. Abraham’s servant had ten camels. That means that Rebekah would have drawn 2,000 pounds of water!
Always go the extra mile with people – show kindness, go over and above what you are asked to do. At your place of work, don’t accept the bare minimum, go the extra mile.
3) You never know who is watching your life.
Without saying a word, Abraham’s servant watched Rebekah closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful. What are people learning about God when they watch your life – is your God lazy, or does He go the extra mile?
4) Do not delay God’s plan for your life – when He reveals it, walk in obedience.
Rebekah’s brother and mother tried to delay the servant for ten days. They asked Rebekah if she wanted to leave immediately to which she responded: “I will go.”
Rebecca was faithful to her daily routine, not knowing what God was planning for her future. You never know how God is working behind the scenes in your life, orchestrating your future.
Trusting God’s plan for your life gives you hope for a preferred future.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Until next time…