No Plan B

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Could there be a better plan for your life?

Have you ever wondered why you have to go through the things you’re going through? Why you have the husband, wife, child, boss, or neighbor you have? Why you must battle the trials or temptations you face?

“God is not only all-knowing but also all-wise. This means he always chooses the best possible goals and the best possible means to meet those goals.” — Wayne Grudem

God’s goals are the best possible: Conformity to Christ and eternal fellowship with him.  Can you think of any better?

Can you think you can think of a better way for God to make you like Christ than the way he’s doing it? The all-wise God always chooses the very best tools for the job.  He has no detours, no plan B.

So no matter what we’re enduring we can praise him for his wisdom and goodness in our lives.

photo by mindgutter

Comments

  1. says

    Hey Mark,
    Great post today, I truly needed this today! I love what Paul C had to say as well. Joseph is one of my favorites, what an amazing picture of God's sovereignty.
    One of the things that came to mind while reading this today was the verses in James chapter 1 about considering it pure joy when going through trials, not that we are to be happy about the trial but we are to remain under the trial so that God can get into our character something that we probably wouldn't get if we ran away…and believe me there are times I want to run.. fast and far!! I love the title of this post, No plan B. God is totally in control and He will receive the glory for whatever the trial is that we find ourselves in, I'm so thankful that God knows the path that we take and will get us where we need to be. Thanks for this today, as always a great encouragement!
    Blessings
    Ron Reffett

  2. says

    Good thoughts… this reminds me of the story of Joseph. He had those wonderful, promising dreams at the age of 17, that he would be raised to a position of prominence. Of course, he lacked wisdom (broadcasting it to his brothers), but even this factored into God's plan.

    Next thing you know… he's sold as a slave, but we read, "And God was with Joseph…"
    Things go from bad to worse, as he's sent to prison, and we read, "But God was with Joseph…"

    At the age of 30 he is released from prison and elevated to the #2 spot in the Egyptian Empire.

    After 9 more years (including 7 years of plenty and 2 years of famine), he finally sees his brothers. And those dreams – from 22 years earlier – come to pass. His conclusion?

    "You (his brothers) meant it for evil, but God meant it for good…"

    God is awesome in his sovereignty. It's just so hard for feeble man, including me, to trust that He knows what He's doing.

    • says

      Hey Paul,

      If the story of Joseph doesn't teach us to trust in God's sovereignty, I don't know what else does. Thanks so much for this response, including the details about the years — I don't think I've had to trust the Lord that long for anything. I only hope I could do half as good as Joseph did.

    • says

      Hi Emily,

      Glad you were encouraged! That's right, no plan B. Your life is right on track with plan A. It's not like God has a plan for our lives, then we blow it, so God has to go to his second best. He has known from all time how we would blow it and already factored that in to plan A.

    • says

      Hi Emily,

      Glad you were encouraged! That's right, no plan B. Your life is right on track with plan A. It's not like God has a plan for our lives, then we blow it, so God has to go to his second best. He has known from all time how we would blow it and already factored that in to plan A.

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