Mary, the mother of Jesus, didn’t have to guess God’s plan for her Son. Before Jesus was conceived, she was told His Heavenly Father’s purpose in Him being born. Jesus was coming to save people from their sins.
Although the angel Gabriel told Mary God’s plan for Jesus’ life, she could only imagine how it would be accomplished in His life. Hearing the plans, she must have had hopes and dreams in how it would be fulfilled. Most likely her thoughts did not envision Him being crucified on a cross.
Like Jesus, God was overseeing your life before you were born. “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
As Jeremiah 29:11 explains, God has hopes and dreams for you, too. “’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.’”
If you believe you alone are in control of your life, Proverbs 16:9 gives another perspective. “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
As well, Scriptures explains:
- “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).
- “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).
Or, maybe you feel like you’ve been stumbling through life and are missing out on what God has planned for you? If so, Psalm 37:24 assures that although you may stumble, you will not fall, for the Lord upholds you with His Hand.
If you’ve made choices or had things happen to you that have caused you to feel hopeless, Romans 8:28 assures you that it’s not too late for His purposes for your life to be fulfilled, “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.”
As Psalm 37:4 encourages, “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Choose to delight in God because, “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him” (Psalm 37:23).
And we pray:
LORD Heavenly Father, I lay my ALL at Your feet. I was Created by Your Essence for a reason/purpose. Use me LORD for ALL You Created me for. In my life, Your will be done I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Everyone who is called by My name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:7
What on Earth are you here for? Isn’t that really life’s great question? All of our dreams, plans, goals, desires, pursuits—everything we long for or acquire, even our relationships—all that we are is in pursuit of the answer to the one question that really matters. What are we all about?
God Created us. The Bible tells us in Genesis the account of creation. We were formed in God’s Image and placed in His world and given charge over His created things. Man tended the garden alone and God made a helpmate for him. And Mankind grew exponentially until now there are seven billion of us, and nearly all still in search of the answer to end all answers. Why?
The Bible tells us the answer in Isaiah 43. We were created for God’s glory. It pleased Him to create us, and we are a reflection of Him. Because we were created for God’s glory, we are also to live for God’s glory. We are here to know Him and to please Him and to praise Him. The God Who made us is also the God that gives our lives meaning.
The greatest thing we can do in life is to know God…to surrender to God and to understand that sin displeases God, but that He gives us a way through Christ to restore our relationship with Him and to spend eternity in Heaven with Him. Did you ever think that Heaven is only Heaven because God is there? Our eternity is to be spent in His Presence. But it will not be boring! How could it be when God is eternally vast and glorious and Loving and kind and knowable? A billion years on we will not fully know God, and we will continually discover and understand more about Him but never know Him in every way that we can know Him.
We are created for a purpose: To know God and to make God known. We exist to please God through a relationship with Him as we reflect Him in our hearts, minds and actions by living for Him daily.
God, thank You for making me. Thank You for providing a way through Jesus for me to know You. I pray that as I spend my time with You each day, You will help me to know You more fully all the time. I also pray You will show me how I can fulfill Your plans for me on Earth as I live for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.