God didn’t run you through a cookie-cutter. He molded you into His handiwork (Eph. 2:10 NIV)! Before you were conceived—regardless of the circumstances that brought you into the world—God knew you were on the way and made plans for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 (AMPC)
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
That verse is present tense. God thinks this about you right now. And His plans will work with you all the way to the end. He gives you a good start and finish—“to give you an expected end” (KJV). God wants you to have an expectation!
What is your expected end? Are you anticipating defeat? Or victory? Or to just make it through? Many have quit being overcomers and started being “hanging-on-ers.”
God has an expectation too—that you will accomplish what He called you to do. And whatever He has planned for you, He gives you the gifts and abilities to carry it out. Every gift comes with the grace to fulfill it, not just start it. He didn’t give you a dream for only half of it to happen. God wants you to achieve your
Your mistakes didn’t change God’s thoughts toward you.
Romans 11:29 (AMPC)
29 For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]
Once God hands out gifts, He doesn’t withdraw them. That means He can still use you, even if you messed up. Your mistakes didn’t change God’s thoughts toward you. The circumstances may have changed your thoughts, but not His.
Maybe something happened, and the enemy stole your dream. You knew God had something for you—it was real and burning in you. You were passionate. Stir it back up! If you don’t watch out, the devil comes in little by little and pulls the Word away from you. He pulls passion and vision for your life out of you.
God loves you and has a great plan for you. He even set it up so that if you mess up, Jesus is there to straighten it out. The Spirit of God can put the anointing back on your life. Nothing is impossible with Christ! No mistake or sin is so deep or bad that God can’t dig you out.
Laugh & Enjoy
Jesus said, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (John 10:10 AMPC). Are you enjoying life? When was the last time you had a good laugh? Do you have a vision for your future? What’s your plan? What’s your passion? We need our dreams operating again!
1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
I don’t see a lot of laughter and joy in the saints today. They’re in bondage and don’t even know it! If you don’t have a dream, you’re in captivity. You should be enjoying life! God wants you to have great expectations!
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