August 29, 2023
THE Master’s Plan
In my last devotional I wrote about the remodeling of the Walmart store and how there was a master plan in place to improve the store. Today I want to discuss not A master plan but THE Master’s Plan. God reminds us in 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.” So God has HIS Master Plan for each person’s life.
God’s plans for our lives are good and He wants us to prosper, be protected, and have a hope and future. God wants what is best for His children. The problem comes when we don’t follow God’s master plan for our lives. When we “do our own thing” and as the song says, “Do it our way”, we get into trouble and fail to enjoy the blessings that God’s master plan has for us.
Proverbs 19:21 tells us, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” This lets us know that we can make all the plans that we want but we need to make sure that our plans are in submission to God’s plans if we want them to succeed. Proverbs 16:3 reminds us, “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”When we ask God for direction and guidance in our plans, HE will make them happen if they are in His will.
Psalms 33:11 advises us that we can’t get away from God’s plans, “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” If we want to live a good life then we need to surrender to His plans. Proverbs 21:5, “The plans of the Godly lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” And Psalms 20:4,” May God give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”
All of these verses, plus many more in the Bible, show us that we need God and His master plan in order to be at peace with our Master and to live a good life. God ALWAYS knows what is best for us. So we need to make Him our Master and obey what He commands us to do. Following the Master’s plan will lead to peace, prosperity, and purpose in our lives.
In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs