“Many plans are in a man’s mind, But it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).” (Proverbs 19: 21, Amplified Bible)
We’re all just full of ideas. Some of them are good and inspired. Some of these thoughts are not productive, helpful, or even true. We make plans and we also tend to predict, at times unconsciously, what is in store for us. We have great aspirations, but at the same time we put conditions and limits on their realization. We also may find ourselves agreeing that our lives must necessarily pass through certain phases to carry out an agenda based on a supposed material view of life.
But all these plans, these human designs and limits, are not the Truth for us. God’s purpose is the one that will stand, that must be carried out. His wise and loving will for us is the intention that is real and right and good and limitless; that can’t be lost in time or by human actions.
God’s purpose for us is that we remain faithfully what He caused us to be. His intention is perfection, immortality, progress, and peace. God isn’t confused by the “many plans in a man’s mind,” nor is he swayed by material beliefs or presentations about our life. God’s plans don’t involve human will or the lack of it. His all-powerful design is the one that is legitimate and just right for us.
Release your thought and your life from its little human plans and expectations, and let God’s purpose reveal its natural and boundless splendor!
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