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.
God works in very mysterious ways. Ways that you and I will never understand, but we should trust Him anyways. The closer I get to Him everyday, the easier it is for me to trust Him. Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t always easy for me. I used to think that myself, and only myself could determine my life. Which is true. I understand that I can achieve anything I put my mind to, but if it isn’t Gods will, He’s not going to allow it to happen.
There was this one time my brother-in-law was going through a difficult situation. He wasn’t happy with his current place so he decided he was going to pick up and move to Austin. He’s a musician so of course we were all on board for him. What better place for him to be to explore his talents and show the town what he was made of. He packed up his stuff, picked up a few last-minute things, made a stop to tell his mom he was off, and was on the road to Austin. Well things didn’t turn out how any of us expected them to. He ended up getting into a minor car accident and was no longer able to move. He was okay and wasn’t injured but his car ended up staying in the shop for about 7 months.
This was one of the events that I knew only God can be responsible for.
No matter how bad we want to do something, if it isn’t Gods will, He won’t allow it to happen. He has a book written with all our names and all of our dates from the time we lived on Earth to the time we will go back to where we belong. In this book has all of our accomplishments and struggles and things we will do here on Earth. He has a plan for each and every one of us and all He wants is for us to obey him and love him.
I was in a place where I had no clue what I should be doing here on Earth. I had many near death experiences in my 21 years of life, including car crashes, driving intoxicated, even seeing my own life flash before my eyes. I look back on my life and I realize I was taking life for granted. I was careless and didn’t really value mine or anyones life for that matter. Here I stand today, very much alive, and I can’t help but wonder why God let me live all these years. I know I’m supposed to be here on Earth. I know He has big things planned for myself and for His glory of course. It’s up to me now to trust Him and let the holy spirit guide me everywhere I go.
I encourage all of you to do the exact same. Trust God in everything that you do. Pray about it even before doing it. If something feels wrong don’t do it. If it feels right but you know it’s wrong don’t do it. Invite Him into your home and let Him completely take over your life. Trust Him because He wants nothing but the best for you. I can’t even explain the peace you will receive everyday, just by trusting Him to take care of all matters in your life.