"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'."
We consistently remind ourselves that there is a personal application for this verse in our own lives. We know that God has plans for us and everything happens for a reason. We may not understand that reason at the moment, but with God's infinite wisdom we know he will take care of things. We understand he has plans for us that he has been working out throughout our life. These plans have present and future possibilities.
What has God been preparing you all your life to do? Most of us are at that point in life where many of our friends or even ourselves are beginning to slow down. Years of hard work have brought many of us to the point of comfort. But some of us are taking our most ambitious and difficult tasks ever! Age as no limit! If you feel what you are undertaking is worth it, then do it with love.
Abraham was seventy-five when God called him to his true life work. Moses was eighty! We have to believe that in both cases God had used the entirety of their life experience to prepare them for his call.
Some of you are young and just getting started with your life work. God has special plans for you, and if you let him, he will guide you to prosperity. He wants to bless and have you prosper. So have faith, and weather the storms.
Others of you are more mature. Don't think God is finished with you yet! He wants to also use you as instruments. You will know when that day arrives, and an opportunity is placed at your feet. Don't delay when it manifests, and be encouraged that God will give you the tools needed to accomplish this new endeavor. Always seek the kingdom, and be spiritually aware that God may use you at any moment. Place the word "plans" where it can be easily seen. Pray each day that God will help you prosper by doing his work!
I know that you have a plan for me.
Give me the strength to do as you wish
and to be inspired by you. I am ready
and willing to be of service. Amen.