How do I deal with messing up God’s plan for me or missing out on His plan?
What happens when God told you clearly that, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations – that’s what I had in mind for you,’ but God’s plan seemed too slow and too good to be true, so you chose a different path.
Or maybe you had a few ideas about how to accomplish God’s great plans so you went ahead of Him and tried to bring the promise to pass but just like Abraham, you messed things up so bad.
Some of us don’t even know anything about God’s plan. We’re just out there living life on our terms.
But someone’s out there like me asking, ‘What if there’s a better way and I have a feeling there is, do I get another chance?’
While I was thinking about this, I heard the Lord say to me:
“I planned what I’d say if you returned to me:
‘Good! I’ll bring you back into the family. I’ll give you choice land, land that godless nations will die for.’
And I imagined that you would say, ‘Dear Father!’ and would never again go off and leave me.”
Yesterday at church, PC told us that God loves us equal to His love for Jesus and it blew my mind. If you truly understand the depth of God’s love for you, no matter how far you wander, you will know you can return to God.
The problem with some of us is that we’re too prideful to ask for help. He’s still calling us even in our prideful state,
“The sounds of voices comes drifting out of the hills, the unhappy sound of Israel’s crying, Israel lamenting the wasted years, never once giving her God a thought.”
‘Come back, wandering children! I can heal your wanderlust!’
Beyond your desire to be fixed, God loves you and wants to fix the wrong things in your life. Many times, without knowing where to find the help we need, He comes to us.
They found grace out in the desert, these people who survived the killing.
Israel out looking for a place to rest met God out looking for them!”
God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and I never will. Expect love, love, and more love!”
You’re never beyond redemption. You can’t mess up beyond God’s ability to love, heal, and restore you. Your mistakes don’t define you. God can redeem even the worst situations.
I love the words of this hymn, “O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free! Rolling over me as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me.”
You can be assured even today, that God’s love is truly steadfast and his commitment to you is enduring.
For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, My love won’t walk away from you. My covenant commitment of peace won’t fall apart.
The God who has compassion on you says so!”