Purpose

Can I Screw up God’s Plan for My Life?

This is a major question to tackle in one blog post.  But it is also a question that most of have asked at one time or another.  Today I’m not going to give you all the answers directly {that’s the teacher in me}.  However, I am going to give you some resources to use to discover the answer to this question for yourself.

As you read through the Old Testament one name of God that you will discover is El Elyon, God Most High.  If you joined us in our quick read through of Genesis then, you might remember this name from this post during our Old Testament Study, week 2.  In that blog I list lots of verses that describe God’s sovereignty as El Elyon, and I have a couple of reflection questions.  So today you may want to start there in your research. 

In addition to those verses, here are a couple of passages from Isaiah for you to ponder.

Isaiah 14:24,27 

24 The Lord Almighty has sworn,
“Surely, as I have planned, so it will be,
and as I have purposed, so it will stand.
27     For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him?
His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?
The Holy Bible : New International Version. electronic ed. Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S. Is 14:24,27
 
Isaiah 46:9-11
 
9     Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
10     I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.
11     From the east I summon a bird of prey;
from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that will I bring about;
what I have planned, that will I do.

 

The Holy Bible : New International Version. electronic ed. Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S. Is 46:9-11
 
Here are some questions for you to answer as you read through these passages and the passages from the Old Testament study.
 
What does God rule over?
 
How many times to do you see some form of  “purpose” in these verses?  What do you learn about God’s purpose?
 
What did you learn about the plans that God makes?
 
How do the answers of these questions relate to the purpose that God has for your life?
 
 
I would challenge you today to not just answer these questions, but think through them and talk to God about your answers.  Have a  conversation with Him about the things that you learned. 
 
I would love to hear any of the discoveries you make today regarding God’s purpose in general, and specifically your life.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wife, Mother and encourager of women. My passion is helping women discover their identity, significance and purpose Jesus Christ!

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