Have you ever felt like your mundane everyday life is boring or unfulfilled? Have you ever thought “man what I would not give for a great adventure?” Do you ever reminisce of your childhood when you had all these plans for that grand future and a ton of mysteries you’d unlock? Well we get it honestly, our Daddy was a visionary and He’s planned these great adventures for us.
Jeremiah 29:11 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.
With three kids my wife and I constantly try to plan out certain things for family to do; whether it be a Caribbean vacation or just a Weekend outing around town. We like to pick things that we believe they will enjoy and even some things that they’ve never done so that they’re exposed to something new. We do this hoping for Family bonding; to create lasting memories; that the kids would since the love we have for them; to remove any fears of doing something different and ultimately to enjoy the journey together with them. So ultimately, my wife and I plan the fun, we pay for the excursion and ultimately all they have to do is get on board the adventure train. It’s just what our Daddy does for us…..
God has planned our adventure and His plans are great for our future…. plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. When the creator of everything plans your trip, you’d have to think it will be a pretty exciting journey. If the CEO of Disney World planned a vacation at the theme park for my family; I would have to think that it would 100 times more exciting than what I could plan on my own, because he knows the ins and outs of the park, the most enjoyed attractions and so many of the creative details that we will never understand. So think about God crafting us an individual journey; where He includes all of the elements He knows about us into everything He knows about everything and everyone else involved. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD; Needless to say, it will far exceed anything we could ever come up with. So rather than continuing to try and plan out your own journey; just “Get on Board” of the journey that God has already planned for you.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
The thing that makes God’s journey for us so amazing is that this planned Journey was the very reason we were created. So it is not like my wife and I planned out this elaborate vacation and once we finalized all of the details, we went to work on having a child so that the vacation could happen like we’d planned. No we plan based on our current circumstances……But that’s not God’s MO. He created everything about us, we were hand crafted by the God of the Universe; For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. However, before we were even a thought; He’d already purposed out our entire journey. In His great wisdom, He knew every step, stumble and success we will experience and it all leads up to a Finale that He meticulously planned out. The beauty is that God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Should ….That is the word that often causes us to stumble, because rather than understanding all that God has done, we attempt to plan and work things out on our own. When what we should do is walk with God, being led by the Holy Spirit in this Great Journey that Jesus Christ died so that we might enjoy and fulfill His purpose for us. As simple as this purpose is to receive….are you willing to stop fighting and Just Get On Board….