Have you ever had one of those days that you just had a hard time finding a hole in the clouds? This morning started that way for me. I am usually the one that can always see the sun, but not this morning. Clouds everywhere. I prayed-still clouds. I read several devotionals-clouds. I just wasn’t seeing the sun. I tried to work-clouds. I went back to the Lord in prayer. “What is going on today, Lord? Where is the sun?” The truth is I have been doing quite a bit of what I call future thinking. Thinking about what direction God would like me to take.
So here I was praying for help, answers, guidance, and sun, and God took me to one of my all time favourite verses, Jeremiah 29:11. [pullquote position="right"]This was not just a light bulb moment, this was bi-xenon![/pullquote] (You know the headlights that hurt to look into, but when they are yours you love them!)
I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU!! That is exactly what God said to me. Then He said, “you don’t need to know them yet, just trust because they will prosper you”. God has great plans for me! I can wait for those kinds of plans, in fact, I am just going to stop plotting, planning, and striving. I am going to just wait for those plans to break and celebrate in advance!
The other thing God was telling me was that I had been doing way too much future thinking without Him. That is where the sun got lost. My thoughts were just that, my thoughts, because I had gotten to a place where I had left God out. This is a very cloudy place, and not one I want to return to.
These kinds of great plans are available to you, just like me. God has a plan to prosper you, to give you hope and a future. I hope that you can celebrate this with me today.