‘…we were…chosen…’ Ephesians 1:11
Before you were born, God already had a plan for your life. ‘we were…chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with…his will.’ The Message puts it this way: ‘…he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.’ Notice, it says ‘had designs.’ That includes the things you want to run from! When Jonah tried to run from God and go to Tarshish, God said, ‘No way. My plan is in place. If I let you escape I wouldn’t be God. If I have to I’ll send a storm, rock your boat and put your life on hold in order to accomplish My purpose.’ When Jonah could go no lower he prayed and God answered him, just in time to go and preach in Nineveh, his original destination. You can go the easy way or the hard way, but you’ll go! The Psalmist said, ‘…Your way…is in the sanctuary…Your way was in the sea [storm]…’ (Psalms 77:13 & 19 NKJV). The choice is yours. Understand this: you have been picked for a purpose; God has too much invested in you to let you get away with things. If you have to come on a stretcher when He calls you’ll come. If you have to leave behind a relationship, or an addiction, or a personal agenda, you’ll come. And you’ll know it’s God, because you’ll be willing to leave behind those things which now mean nothing, in order to live for those things which now mean everything. So, for your own good, make up your mind to walk with Him and follow His plan.
…till next time,
easy does it 🙂