For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
When I was a boy, it seemed as if all the other children had their lives planned out. It was the usual scenario. Get married, have a job, have a house a fancy car and have children. Funny how the majority of them have lived from one disaster to another instead of fulfilling their dreams.
I did not have one though.
Oh, there was occupations I wanted to be in, which Jehovah accomplished in unusual ways (which is normal for Him).
Now Jehovah moved me to places and occupations I did not want to go or to do, in fact there was a lot of kicking and screaming on my part. But, in the end, I was obedient and fulfilled His desires with all the gusto I had.
Looking back in life it is funny how everything I wanted to do as a child came to fruition (except one. I have never been married and had a permanent home). More was accomplished through obedience unto Him than could ever have been dreamed of on my own.
Oh what an amazing God I love and am honoured to serve, even now, in my elder years.
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is awaiting us.” — Joseph Campbell
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for blessing me that You have guided my life in a manner in which glorifies You and which is exceedingly rewarding to me. Yes it has been difficult but that is what brought us ever so closer throughout it all. That is the greatest reward in life there could ever possibly be. As well You have steered me away from terrible calamities. I exalt You in Your all wise name. Amen
May you be blessed with the gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of joy. May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share these gifts with others today.