All my life I’ve heard it said:
“God has a plan for your life”
I’ve spent most of my life wondering –
What it is… How do I find it… Who can tell me…
What if… I get to Heaven and discover I missed it
I finally gave up the search for the plan
I started a search – For HIM
Now – I know. Now, I understand:
God has a plan for my life, but it’s not important for me
To know the plan. It’s VITALLY crucial that I know HIM
He takes all of me
The good, the best, the bad, the ugly, the “unforgivables”
The talents, the abilities, the giftedness, the sorrow, the pain, the heartaches
He weaves it together as only HE can do.
He sees the pattern, He know the plan
I see through a broken, smoky glass
He knows the end from the beginning
My ONLY part in the process is releasing control of the threads to HIM
But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Jeremiah 18:4 NIV
It’s not up to me to figure out what’s planned so I can follow it, fearing I’ll misstep.
I have come to recognize that He takes even the hardest, the most traumatic times,
even my mistakes and uses them to form me into what HE wants me to be
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)