God Has Greater Plans: Part 1

God’s ideas for your life are always greater than your own. There is no question. Isaiah 55:8 states “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” But most of the time we make plans and go about our lives as if God doesn’t exist. We do what we want to do or think is right. More often than not we make the plans and ask God to bless them instead of asking Him what we should do to begin with. In this, we miss out on a great deal of what He has in store for our lives when we only live out our own dreams.

Take Mary, the mother of Jesus, for example. A young girl in her mid teens, betrothed to a young man not much older than herself. An angel appears explaining that she’s going to have a baby, the Son of the Most High God. How crazy would that be? Not only would she have to explain to her family and friends, but to her future husband as well. And for her to be pregnant out of wedlock would have been greater than merely a social stigma. There could have been major repercussions, including death. And yet she walked the path laid before her.

Imagine the faith she had in God! He didn’t give her every piece of the puzzle so that she could see the whole picture, in fact He didn’t tell her much about what was going to happen with her. God’s plan for Mary was bigger than she could have ever imagined. The circumstances were beyond explainable. The situation was life changing. She had to walk in faith allowing God to guide. Are you willing to do the same? Do you want God to accomplish more in your life than you ever thought was possible? But what’s the plan? How is it possible to know His plan for your life?

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