When I was about to graduate from High School, I had it all figured out. I was going to go to the Moody Bible Institute and study to become a youth pastor. But then I got a letter from Moody that read, “We’re sorry but there’s no more room for you at the Moody Bible Institute”. In other words, “We’re sorry but your application wasn’t good enough and you’ve been rejected”. But, but, but, that WAS the PLAN! My thoughts raced, why had God allowed this road block? How was I going to serve God if He didn’t let me go forward with THE PLAN??? This reminds me of an often over-used passage of Scripture around the time of Graduations which is Jeremiah 29:11.
“God’s Good Plan for Your Life” by Jason Pensa Sermon to Church June 17, 2012
“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)
One of my favorite verse in the Bible reads as follows: “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. In all things, God works things together for the good of those who love Him.” (Romans 8:28) So if you’re a Christian, a follower of Jesus, a child of God then God is working in your life and working things together for YOUR GOOD! It doesn’t matter what has happened to you. It doesn’t matter what you did. God can use everything that happens in your life (and does!) for your good because THAT’S how AWESOME our GOD IS. He can do that, no sweat. There are often things happening in my life or in the lives of people I care about and they can cause me to wonder. Why did this happen or why did that happen? I don’t always know the answer. But God is ALWAYS using everything to work together for OUR GOOD. Isn’t that comforting? Isn’t that EXCITING?? I think so. So don’t forget, GOD’S GOT A GOOD PLAN FOR YOU LIFE. It might not always be comfortable, or happy or easy or what YOU wanted or planned, but God can use it and He is using it for your GOOD.