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.”
Our God has a plan for each one of us. Sometimes it is very clear what it is and sometimes we feel like He has forgotten us. But as we know… it is all in His time. He knows when we are ready to make that advancement; He will never lead us into something we aren’t ready for.
But here’s the thing: you might think you know what you should be doing for the Kingdom…but is it your plan or God’s? There is a huge difference. He might put you in things that are for a season, and it might not be anything like you thought you were called to do. But no matter what you do, do it with everything you have. He loves to see his children working for the glory of God.
Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
But how do we really understand what our purpose is? We have to read the Bible to understand what our purpose is as one of God’s people. A couple of things we need to do is know God… again, to know Him you have to read his word. You need to find your freedom … no not to do whatever you want to do. But find your freedom from sin. No it isn’t easy, but the closer you are to Him the closer the freedom is. When you do these things, your purpose will become more clear.
But be cautious because the enemy will try to keep you from fulfilling it. He will whisper, “you can’t do that, you will fail”…. But you have to knock the enemy off your shoulder and press forward.
Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Some may think ‘I have no purpose’ or you compare yourself with others, but remember…. YOU are a child of God and he wants you to shine!!!
So I guess what I am saying is don’t ever give up. He knows when we are ready to fulfill our destiny. You know…. His timing… that’s what it’s is all about.
Be blessed and remember never let your cup be empty☕️
Lou Ann Virden is the author of the blog Farmhouse, Coffee and Jesus. She is very active in her church. She volunteers in the food pantry, usher/greeter team, and cleaning crew. She is on the prayer team, is over the sound room team, and she writes the newsletter for her church. Lou Ann and her husband Donnie will be relaunching The Refuge 180 Evangelism Ministry. They have been married for over 40 years. They live on her husband’s family farm with their dog Hunter. In the summer they are busy canning what they harvest from their garden. Her hobbies include going to the beach, reading, camping, and serving however she can. She hopes that her blogs inspires someone that might be dealing with a similar situation.