Friday, March 23, 2012

"A Special Plan"

"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

While I was keeping my little four year old granddaughter the other night the thought came to me to tell her this: "God has a plan for me, and it's a good plan." (I am always telling her about the Lord.) So I told her and had her repeat it back to me. (I want her to learn early in life that God does have a plan and purpose for her.) I did this several times, repeating this same short sentence, and having her repeat it back to me. The next day I looked at her and said, "God has a plan for me, and it's a good plan." She repeated it. Then she wanted me to repeat it after her. So I did. Only she reworded it. She said, "God has a plan for me, and it's a special plan." Talk about "out of the mouth of babes"! I did not correct her, I told her she was very right. He not only has a good plan for her life but it is a special plan. A plan uniquely designed for her. The plan God has for her life is special. He has called her to fulfill it, and her alone.

God has a special plan for your life. One that is unique to you. He has called you for a specific purpose. No one else can do it- just you. God had a special plan for Moses. He had a special plan in mind for Esther. He had a special plan for Peter. He has a special plan for you too. There may be millions and millions of people living on planet earth, but God knows us each one individually and has a special, specific plan designed just for us. I don't know what His "special" plan is for you, but there is one-- you aren't just here to take up space or by accident. So be encouraged and know that He has a plan.

Have a great day. Repeat after me, "God has a plan for me; and it's a good and special plan."

For further reading:
Esther 4:14
Acts 9:15-17
1 Peter 2:9
Romans 4:17

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