Does God Have A Purpose For Me?

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Ephesians 1:11 "All things are done according to God’s plan and decision; and God chose us to be his own people in union with Christ because of his own purpose, based on what he had decided from the very beginning."

Proverbs 22:1 "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."

Proverbs 33:11 "But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations."

Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Psalm 139: 1-16 "O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You understand my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down; You are aware of all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, O LORD. You hem me in behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle by the farthest sea, even there Your hand will guide me; Your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light become night around me”— even the darkness is not dark to You, but the night shines like the day, for darkness is as light to You. For You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and I know this very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be."

Open My Eyes

You say you formed me

You say you knew me

You say still you know me

And you have great plans for me

You gave faith to Moses

Who parted the sea

Such strong faith he had

Compared to someone like me

I know I am broken

So can I still be used

For a wonderful purpose

That brings glory to you?

You say "Come just as you are"

But in my heart I feel

As if I may be lost

And I have strayed too far

You say "Anything is possible"

With you by my side

By the love you have shown me

Through out my life

Shows me how patient you are

So Merciful and Kind

Yet, I struggle with fear

It can be so hard to see

That someone as great as you

Can have a purpose for me

Even if I do not understand

I pray and I trust that you have a plan

So I will allow you to lead me

Hold me in your hands

So light my way, Lord

Open my ears to listen

Open my heart to obey

Open my eyes to see you

And guide me each day

I am a believer, but I am going to be honest, I have Big fears, I have Big questions. But I have no doubt and I know God has all the answers. Have you ever wondered, why do bad things happen? Or why do they happen to me? I know I have thought this time and time again.And normally, I go straight to, well it's Adam and Eve's fault! Right? But, wait a minute, maybe God had a plan even before then..?

I heard a song on the radio this morning, and it's an amazing song, it is called "Haven't Seen It Yet" By Danny Donkey. (I am a big fan, love his music) I ask you as a reader, to YouTube it, spotify it, however you can, listen to this song after you are finished with this post. It inspired me, and it will (hopefully) inspire you also.

I am honestly, a basket case, kind of mess. From being bipolar to being narcoleptic, and it can overwhelm me, many times, I go to God in my struggles and hard times, and I wonder..."Is it ever going to change?""Will I ever get better?""What happened to make me this way?""Why would God let this happen to me", "Maybe I just deserved it"...and so on...But I had a revelation that said "I have GREAT plans for you." So what does that really mean...? Is it futuristic? It is present or past tense? But then I decided God is so good, it must mean all of that together.

I think sometimes, we as humans, fall apart, physically or emotionally at some point we break down, or we feel we have hit rock bottom. But maybe that has to happen to bring us closer to God. Maybe it happens to bring someone near us, closer to God. Maybe that struggle makes us stronger or better in the long run. Maybe it even shines a light in our darkness so that faith can grow and trust can grow.

If you actually just step back, I mean way back, and look at your life as a whole thought out can see that God is and has been and will work to his glory, and you will see clearly that he is for us, and not against us. God loves you, and me, he really does, He sent Jesus to us, so he could win the war on sin through death, so we could all be saved, through him. If you believe this, and your hope is this fact, you can also let go and trust that God is still working. We may not ever have all the answers at once, we may never understand the full picture, but have NO DOUBT that there is a full picture.

I know it's hard to comprehend, but we all work together to form the ultimate plan and purpose that God has in store for ALL of us. It's all formed and meshed, our life and choices they impact others. God's plans for us, effect his plans for others. This is not to say "you should just do whatever you want. no matter what", but to more to say, "no matter what you do, remember God has plans for you." I hope this gives you a peace and a hope.

Prayer For Today

Heavenly Father Who Art In Heaven,

Thank you so much for allowing me to open my eyes, today, so that I may see you, I can now understand that you have been walking with me from the very beginning and that the present and future in store is well thought out and planned to fit perfectly with yours. I may get everything wrong, but no matter, you do everything right. This can give me peace, today and everyday. I trust you and I ask you to lead me and hold me on my journey in this life.

In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen

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