“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails..”
We have goals, dreams, ideas, responsibilities… I was thinking about how easy it is to set our minds on anyone of these, and in doing so, feel justified that we are doing the right thing.
If we have a dream, we so want to dream big. If we have a goal, we so can’t wait to accomplish it… If we are needing to meet our responsibilities, we can scrape and claw our way to meet them… If we have an idea of what our life is supposed to look like, we can so easily, and innocently, keep fixated on that idea, and in the process, miss so many great and meaningful opportunities..
Freedom comes when we look at God’s purpose… not our plans.
God’s purpose is simple.. It is pure, and it is always about Love..
“Love the Lord, your God, with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment, and the second is like it; “Love your neighbor as yourself..”
Matthew 22: 37-40
If our plans, dreams, responsibilities, hopes and ideas are leaving us feeling confined, frustrated, or paralyzed, how I pray we would check in with God’s purpose for our lives..
Lord, Create in me a new Heart….
Oh, Lord, I come before you this beautiful new day, and seek You in your temple. I give you my plans, my ideas, dreams, and responsibilities, and pray that you would take them all from me. Set my heart on Loving you. To seek your word of hope, and fill me with more of your love. Help me to remember that people are dying.. they don’t know You. They don’t know Your love for them, and they don’t know there is hope in who Your are. Oh, Jesus, may your purposes prevail. Will you use my life to love other’s in spite of my circumstances… Open my eyes, and my heart, Dear Lord, to opportunities that you have prepared in advance for me, to love other’s as myself. Please, Father, help me to draw the hurting and lost into your presence. We all so need you, Lord… What a beautiful treasure to know, that in the end, we will hear You say,
“Well done, good and faithful servant..”
I so love that….
More of You, Jesus, and less of me.
I pray this in Jesus name,
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do..”
“In His heart a man plans His course, but the Lord determines his steps..”
For further study.. read…
Proverbs 8:17, Psalm 51:10, John 15:6,
Luke 12:31, Luke 1:38
Live in Love :)