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I have to admit that I’m not the best planner in the world.  I am a visionary.  I can see the big picture, get a pretty good understanding of how that picture will come together, but when it comes down to the details I must have assistance. 

For example, I’ll be the one to say, “Let’s go to King’s Dominion.”  I know how we’ll get there, that we’ll have a blast, ride rides, play in the water, eat junk food and just have a great family day.”  That’s my plan.

It takes Diane to say, “OK, let’s pack a lunch to save money, take our swimsuits and towels, and don’t forget the sunscreen, etc.”  I am absolutely lousy at this stuff.  I’m the kind of guy who will sit in the car and wait while the detail person works out all the stuff that I can’t seem to handle.  Then I’ll come back in the house and help Diane carry all the stuff that she knows we will need.

God has tremendous plans for our lives.  And He is much better at planning than me.  God sees the big picture.  He also sees the little pictures that make up the big picture.  He even sees the details in the little pictures that make the whole plan come together.  Now this is a perfect planner.

Do you know what His plans are for you?  What He expressed to His people a long time ago through Jeremiah apply directly to your life and mine today.

“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.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).

God has a specific plan for you.  It is unique, and it is all yours.  It is special, and it has your best interests in God’s heart.  All you have to do is figure out what it is.  How do you do this?  TIME.

Spend time with God in prayer.  Spend time with God in Bible study.  Spend time with God in meditation.  Spend time with God by being in church, with His people.  Quantity time really does lead to quality time.  Start with the quantity, and you’ll soon enjoy the quality.  

Know that God loves you and has special plans just for you.   


Posted September 11, 2008 by David N. Peppler, Sr. in Christian Lifestyle, Faith, God's Will

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