His Perfect Plan
Acts 17:26-28 (NIRV) From one man He made all the people of the world. Now they live all over the earth. He decided exactly when they should live. And He decided exactly where they should live. God did this so that people would seek Him. And perhaps they would reach out for Him and find Him. They would find Him even though He is not far from any of us. ‘In Him we live and move and exist.’ As some of your own poets have also said, ‘We are His children.’
Isn't it comforting to know that our God is in control and has our life and future all planned out? Yeah, there's a lot of obstacles along the way and unfortunately we can become easily distracted by the diversions of the enemy... especially when we get our eyes off of God and try to do things our own way... in our own timing. If we take the wheel and begin to steer ourselves into a direction that we were not intended to go, it'll only lead to heartache and discomfort. The only path to true peace is in surrendering control and going with His flow.
When we've determined in our hearts that the only path we want to take is the one He designed us for, we can have total peace that even if we stumble out of bounds, we can repent and get right back on the course and He will continue to lead us into the destiny He has designed us for.
He never expected us to be perfect, but He does desire a surrendered heart that places His pleasure above their own! One that pursues holiness over sin, due to their love for Him.
There is nothing in this life that should be more enticing to a child of God than pleasing and seeking Him. If that's not the desire of your heart, repent and make every effort to daily move closer in His direction.
I'm telling you... you will not be satisfied or complete until you make up your mind to put Him first! That means your time, desires, choices, dreams and plans... everything in this life must be about JESUS! There's just no other way!
2 Timothy 2:22 (TPT) Run as fast as you can from all the ambitions and lusts of youth; and chase after all that is pure. Whatever builds up your faith and deepens your love must become your holy pursuit. And live in peace with all those who worship our Lord Jesus with pure hearts.
Matthew 6:33 (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.