Jeremiah 29:11 says, ” I know the plans I have for your, plans of welfare (Peace) and not for evil (calamity) says the Lord, If you will seek me and pray to me I will be found by you if you seek me with all your heart.”
These profound words through the prophet Jeremiah speaks volumes. God has a plan for your life. He has destined you for greatness. God does not examine your past to determine your future. Nor does He plan your destiny based on your race, nationality, political ideology, educational accomplishments or your socio-economic status. He just has a plan for you based on His will. You see He knows what gifts and callings He has placed in you. He desires for us to locate those gifts and abilities and develop them to their fullest, to be used for His kingdom. You see we have a part to play to accomplish that destiny.
We must have a focused desire. With being focused we could be side tracked rather easily. We must have a firm determination or the challenges of life can discourage us. We must remember Satan will endeavor to put obstacles in our path. Most of the men of God in the old testament were faced with many diversions. Lastly we need a fearless discipline. Discipline is a self control that keeps us striving for God and His Kingdom.
God destiny for us may not make us great in the eyes of man, however when we fulfill His plan for our life, we will be great in His eyes.
Be Blessed in all your do.
Pastor Carl Benton