Prov. 19:21 states, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.“
I often find myself getting lost in thoughts of how God is guiding my life; and my eternal life for those willing to accept that statement. God’s sovereignty always seems to be on my mind and always has been.
Apart from a few devotionals and a couple of the Narnia books, the first piece of Christian literature that I ever owned, was J.I. Packer’s “Evangelism & The Sovereignty Of God”.
Now I understand the dangers of allowing the pendulum to swing too far in that direction. By far, I do not fit the mold of the Frozen Chosen by any means. Though I’m a fan of John Calvin, I enjoy prayer and evangelism a little too much to be a 5-pointer.
Whenever I hear church-goers discussing these matters of God’s sovereignty, the typical “God didn’t create robots!” comment always seems to come out. When it does, I often think to myself, “What if we’re just really complex robots?” Perhaps, it’s more of a wish than a thought.
For me, regardless of the Biblical evidence and personal experience supporting God’s sovereignty; I just like believing that God is in control of my life. If He’s not, then I’m surely bound for failure.
Seriously think about it for a moment. How much of our plans really come down to us making the decisions? Whenever I make a sizeable decision, I’m constantly wondering if God is leading that choice in some specific way?
I’m referring to His specific guidance being given through an extraordinary process, in order to achieve some greater purpose that has yet to be revealed. As I look back on my life, I must admit that some decisions seemed of my own design at the time; but were in-fact, pivotal to a greater purpose.
Have you ever been included in one of God’s purposed plans?