Confidence that everything will work out.
Trust that this journey ends in my heavenly home.
A future that is successful in God’s eyes.
We love to quote 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 .” We hang this verse on our walls and we write it on our coffee cups.
I want these things in my life, especially because I know God’s prosperity is not about money, although money can be a part of it. God’s prosperity includes things like peace and purpose and love – the things money can’t buy.
Too often, we stop at verse 11 and we miss the rest. The next sentence tells us ‘how’ God is going to fulfill his plans.
“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12.
If I miss the ‘how’ of his promise, I’m going to miss the whole thing.
God is clearly telling me that I have a part in making this promise come true. When I’m diligent in going to him, praying and seeking him with all my heart, I can be confident that he will make his plans for me happen. A confident hope and a great future are mine when I follow his directions.
That’s my part. It’s your part, too, if you want this promise to be true in your life.
Let’s not stop at the first sentence and miss what God has planned for us.
Let’s not miss the ‘how’.
I’m praying and seeking you with all my heart, Abba Father.
2 thoughts on “Don’t Miss It”
What a beautiful post. You’re so right that God has so much happiness and hope planned for us now and everlastingly in His Kingdom to come. As we strive to gain a closer and stronger relationship with him we do well to remember the words found at Matthew 22:37-39, “You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ When we follow these commandments we take an active role in gaining peace, in finding happiness and take real steps toward becoming not just a follower of God, but a friend.