When I hear people talk about God's plan for their life, there's frequently
a feeling of apprehension embedded in the discussion. The unspoken fear is
that God wants to make you do something that you don't want to do, and He
has a plan to send you to some obscure part of the planet. You're sure that
if you follow His plan, you'll end up in Bongo Congo doing things that you
don't want to do. They regard God as the Omnipresent Killjoy bent on
ruining their life.
I'm not sure why people are so apprehensive. God never did anything to make
people feel that way. If you ever end up in Bongo Congo, it will be because
that's where you wanted to go. God can use you anywhere, even in Bongo
God doesn't do bad things to people. People do bad things to people.
God has a dream for your life that is better than anything you can imagine.
And you don't have to twist God's arm to make that dream come true. God
wants it to happen even more than you do. God needs people like you and me,
and He needs all of your talents and abilities. You don't need to grovel
and scrape before God. You are one of his children, and the reason He gave
you those talents and abilities is because He is going to use them to bless
God's arms of love are your arms. God's heart of love is your heart. God's
voice of love is your voice. God songs of love are the songs that you write
You don't need to worry about whether God has a plan for your life. All you
need to do is get in agreement with Him and start living the plan. Jesus
said seek and you will find, ask and it will be given to you, knock and the
door will be opened. God isn't holding anything back. The problem isn't
him. The problem is us.
God wants to use us in a big way. He wants us to live large for his
kingdom. You only get one life, and God wants to make it into a great one.