Deliberate

Have you ever noticed how deliberate God is?  He does nothing by coincidence or happenstance.  God was very specific in creation.  He wanted the Ark that Noah built to be exactly as He asked.  The Wilderness Tabernacle was precise.  Christ’s fulfillments of the prophecies of the Old Testament were very definitive.

Jeremiah 29:11 starts with “For I know the plans I have for you.”  God made plans for you.  This is a hard pill to swallow at times.  God has a deliberate plan for you.  He does not want you to wander around your life hoping to find it.  He wants to reveal his plans to you.

Some countries practice deliberate ambiguity, which simply means that a country is intentionally ambiguous about its foreign policy or whether they are preparing for nuclear weapons.  This can be very risky and often causes others countries to question motives.

Here’s the thing – God does not practice deliberate ambiguity.  He practices deliberate astonishment.  He wants us to be “wowed” by his amazing plans for our lives.  Jeremiah goes on to say that God has plans to prosper you and provide hope and a future.  Pretty astonishing!

Too often we find ourselves in Plan B.  But our Plan B is typically God’s Plan A.  Whatever we go through somehow God has allowed it – our lives are always His Plan A.

I had a scratch for 12 years.  I thought the previous church experiences were my Plan B.  Now I look back and finally figured out this was God’s Plan A the whole time.  God was very deliberate in using every position and every experience to prepare me for the itch I was called to scratch.

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