REPOST: God Has Plans for You

It is in the Word that we discover who we are and God’s plan and purpose for our lives…

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.                        Jeremiah 29:11(Message)

Do you feel empty, unfulfilled, dissatisfied, aimless, useless, taken advantage of, or like you are going nowhere? Well I have some good news! (1) You are not alone, and (2) God knows exactly where you are and has plans for your future!

Just think about that, God has plans for our future. I know we have plans of our own but are they what God has for us? Our plans may be grand and great—they may be to become the greatest, the richest, the most popular…you finish the rest. There are a lot of great people in this world. How many can say they have discovered God’s purpose for their life and is fulfilling it to the best of their abilities?

Many professionals, making a lot of money, are not doing what they were put on this earth to do! There are doctors that should be in another profession and so on! I was in a doctor’s office once and noticed among all of the medical degrees, internships, and fellowships that were on his wall, there was a degree in engineering from a major university. Curious, I asked him ‘what happened.’ He basically said that it took several years and a lot of money to discover that he was not supposed to be an engineer—so he went to medical school. I don’t know if being a doctor is his purpose, but he believes it is.

Think about how many people you know that ‘hate’ their jobs—maybe even you. If that is the case for you, believe me, there is somewhere God has for you that will not only make you happy but will satisfy you! Too often, in the case of work or a career, we are only looking for what pays the best. But the Lord wants what is best for us—so much so, that He has planned it all out!

Although, it is planned out…we must spend time with Him to discover His plans for us…those plans will not just fall from the sky! Sure, they may be far from our plans but His ways always are! Often, someone will come up with and execute their plan and expect God to bless it…if it was not for His mercy!

Even in the area of the Christian ministry, I wonder how many are actually doing the thing they were called to do. Because it’s big does not mean it is what we were destined to do. True success is built on obedience to the will of God! There are many that took a different road than they should have and don’t even know it! We need to seek His face daily and be willing to change course—if necessary.

God’s plans are always best for us! His plans brings: peace, joy, stability, satisfaction, and provision. I have seen this manifest in my life on many occasions. I am constantly seeking to be in the center of His will for my life—to include writing a blog—and that is a sweet place!

My friend, let God direct your paths, He knows you and what is best for you—He never makes a mistake!

Have faith 1st
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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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14 comments on “REPOST: God Has Plans for You
  1. Clement David says:

    “True success is built on obedience to the will of God!”

    I like that sentence right there. That is powerful! Halleluyah! Thank you LORD GOD!

    21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19:21 (NIV1984)

    Thank you so much for posting this message brother. GOD bless you.

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  2. Ron says:

    Thanks Sebastian of course the Lord wants the best for us, as does any good father for their children , and we in return ,would want to honour and respect such a Father.

    Blessings
    Ron

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  3. Pat says:

    Wow”!! A ready word for sure! Oh my I love this Pastor and thanks so much for sharing,that’s what I want more than anything is to be in the center of his will.
    Love you much and thanks for your many prayers,Stella is doing wonderfully!! 😀 😀

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hi Sis Pat! I’m so blessed by Stella’s report! We’re believing for her total deliverance and healing…tell her not to quit! Also, just keep focused on Him, regardless of the storm, and He will guide you through it all! Bless you and love you as well!

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  4. Reblogged this on Living Your Best Life On Purpose and commented:
    It is in the Word that we discover who we are and God’s plan and purpose for our lives…

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  5. Great Post Sebastian.. Too many people confuse their ideas of Self, and really allow God to direct them. Most often it is EGO… Edging God Out! Thank you for being a voice for God… all the best..Jon

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  6. April L Lyon says:

    This is an excellent word, Sebastian! Too many times we go our own direction instead of truly seeking God’s Will. And when we submit to the Lord the desires He places in our heart can come forward! Thank you so much for sharing! Blessings to you!

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  7. Right on! Sebastian. Must say…there was a day when I thought, “I’ve been fighting against my lot in life all my life. What if I just accept it.” The outcome of that was…the Lord gave me an assignment three years later which has set the course for everything else. And it is nothing like I had planned for my life.

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