"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
I am sure I have read over this verse several times in my life. Yet, it has never struck me as it has now. It has definitely become one of my favorite verses.
How easy it is for me to become so consumed with self. What do I want to do some day, where am I going to live someday, on and on. Honestly, everything I desire and want out of my life are good and noble things. But, are they what God wants for me?
Lately, I feel as if all my plans have blown up in my face... Now, I am slowly learning to stop all my planning. Yes, I still have dreams and aspirations for my future. And I believe that God will give me the desires of my heart- however- he may also change those desires into something I would have never imagined. Something so much better.
I guess I am writing this all to say that through this wonderful verse God has been reminding me time and time again, that He has plans for me too. When I give over my plans then and only then will He reveal his plans for me. And I believe God's plans are so much better than mine. Sometimes I like to sit back and hope and dream of what my future my holds. Then I remember...it is my Father's pleasure to give me the kingdom. I think so many times Christians settle for a house or a cottage when the kingdom is just a few miles away and ignorantly not realizing that God had something so much more for them. But they had their own plans... I have decided that I am done planning things out myself and trusting and relying on self. God has something so much better for me.
God, I have been in control, it is as if I have given you a piece of paper with all MY plans in life and I have been asking for your approving signature. God, now, I give you the piece of paper with my signature on the bottom - You write the plans and I will simply follow!