God's Plan For You
No matter if you are an Apple or Android supporter, one thing is certain, there is an app for anything you need or anywhere you want to go. Planning our course or our next step is at our finger tips. In fact, with a few keystrokes, we can find numerous routes to get to the same destination. And many times, when we pull our route up on our phones, the first thing we do is hit “details,” because we want to know HOW we’re getting somewhere. Sometimes, we even choose another route because we think the appointed route might be too slow!
But if we are going to walk with Christ, and if we sincerely believe He has the best route for us, we must be content with the words He used when He recruited His disciples, Simon, Peter and Andrew in Matthew 4:18-22 and Matthew in Matthew 9:9…”Come, follow Me…”
Can you imagine the disciples looking at Jesus and saying something like, “Jesus, what do you mean, follow you? Where are we going? What are we doing? What bases should I cover before I go? What’s the five-year plan?”
In the study, Experiencing God, the author points out that Jesus gave them very little detail. It was just a simple command: Follow me, and I will show you as we go. Talk about counter-cultural to 2017! But in most ways, it actually becomes easier when we don’t demand the specifics of the plan. Then our lives as Christ-followers become more about following Him according to His will and not our own. Following Him becomes more about what He wants to do through me than what I want to do for Him. The best question isn’t, “God, what is your will for me?” but “God, what is your will?” Period. That way, we can see where He is working, and simply say, “Ok, you lead, I’ll follow.”
Matthew 4:18-20 “One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers – Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew – throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow Me, and I will show you how to fish for people!’ And they left their nets at once and followed Him.”
Today, ask God to help you see His plan for your day.