Thursday, January 14, 2016

What is God's Plan for My Life?

God has a magnificent plan for your life. You were not born by chance or accident. God thought of you before the world was even in existence (Ephesians 1:4). “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). You can not even imagine all the good blessings God has in store for those who love him. "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). 

You do not need to live in fear. No hardship or adversity you are facing is bigger than God or greater than His power. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). Trusting in God will destroy your fears, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7- KJV).

You do not need to worry. "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear...But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:25; 33). As you  trust your loving heavenly Father, He will provide for your earthly needs.

You can live your life in victory over sin, fear, disease, poverty, and every evil work of Satan. “All who have been born of God have victory over the world through faith in Jesus Christ. for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God” (1 John 5:4-5). The victory Jesus achieved on the cross belongs to every believer. Victory over life’s circumstances is God’s gift to you. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

You are created to be more than a conqueror over problems, obstacles, and enemies. “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). It is not through your own strength or ability that you overcome but through the power of Jesus Christ inside of you. As the Apostle Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13 - KJV). The kingdom of God inside of you is far more powerful than the kingdom of darkness which surrounds you. “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

God has given you powerful weapons in your battle against Satan. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:13-18). These weapons give you the ability to defend yourself against every plan of the evil one. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

Jesus came so you could live an abundant life. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10 - KJV). You can live an abundant life spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially. God wants to bless you at home, in your family life, in your relationships, in your job, and at school. Total abundance in every area of your life is the will of God for you, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2 - KJV).

God will freely give you all good things. “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
When you become a member of the kingdom of God, all the blessings of heaven belong to you. You  can have peace, joy, prosperity, hope, health, and abundance. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

The main motivation for receiving from God should be to give to others. God wants to bless you with more than enough so that you can bless those around you who have needs. God blesses you so that you can be a blessing (Genesis 12:2) and so you can be “fruitful in every good work” (Colossians 1:10 - KJV).

This is an excerpt from Daniel King's book, "Welcome to the Kingdom." Over 600,000 copies are in print. Get your copy by clicking HERE.