IS IT ENOUGH? We were talking about God’s plan yesterday at Bible study. And it appears to me that “God’s plan” and this Scripture, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 has become some sort of talisman in Christianity of “I’m going to do big and great things! I’m going to be rich and famous! I’m going to be known!”
Perhaps you should read ALL of Scripture. In the previous verse, God tells Israel they are going into 70 years of bondage. Many of those people would die before they even received this promise and returned to their land. God’s promise here was to His PEOPLE as a whole. What if “God’s plan” is for you to live safe and secure as His child? What if His plan is for you to get rooted in a church and love and serve the brethren? What if His plan is for you to be a godly wife and mother? What if you are never known or have worldly success and are only known by Him?
What if His plan is only for Him to provide, secure, love, and cherish you? What if His plan is just to adopt you as His own and see you through this world until you are translated into His kingdom? What if His plan is ONLY that you are known by HIM? Is it enough for you to JUST live as His obedient child, trusting that He knows what’s best for you? Will it be enough that you lived, testified of Jesus, died, and are forgotten by this world? Is it enough? #runyourrace
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