As Chris and I plan our next steps in life, I feel myself asking, “How can we plan _________, when we don’t know how long work will last, etc.” So, I asked God, “How do You want us to plan?” Today I heard God speak, “Plan for Me to prosper you.”
It stopped me in my tracks. Like a sledgehammer to my doubt, His words rang out with such comforting truth.
“Plan for Me to prosper you.”
That settles everything in my mind. We’ve been looking at houses and schools, and wondering how to proceed, and now we have our answer.
But it’s more than that.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled worrying about the “what ifs”. I’ve had a constant fear of not having work. It’s not a fear from God, no, it’s a fear that tries to rob me and my family from quality of life. It tries to sabotage the blessings from God in our life because it casts a shadow of doubt over the best of news.
Am I the only one who struggles with this? I figure I’m not.
What I’m learning now is, to lean into God’s goodness. To really experience the blessings. To celebrate. This is new territory. I’ve always been grateful, now I’m learning to rest in that. Letting the attitude of gratitude consume all negative thoughts. Leaving nothing but praise in my heart and mind. Again, it all circles back to trust. I can trust Him. So can you. He loves us all without measure. Each and every one.
From this day forward, I will plan for Him to prosper me. Will you?
God, I thank You for blessing me. Thank You for planning the best for my life. Teach me to partner with Your blessings. Remove all shadow of fear from my heart, so I can truly experience Your abundance in my life. You are a good, good Father. I love You Abba, in Jesus name, Amen.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declare the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:11-14
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law, day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither- whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:1-3