Confidently Follow Him
I chose you when I planned creation.
There are several verses in the Bible that proclaim how special we are to God, as we are His children. As believers of Christ, we can confidently rest in the knowledge that He cares for us with an unconditional love, and has a plan for our lives that is better than what we could imagine.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
In order to follow the plans that God has for our lives, we need to be confident in our faith. In Matthew 4:19-20, Jesus calls Simon and Andrew to follow Him as He will make them fishers of men. “Immediately they (Simon and Andrew) left their nets and followed Him.” Simon and Andrew did not question Jesus or think about the tasks that they had to do that day, as they knew that Jesus had great plans for them and trusted that He would provide for their needs.
There are several other stories in the Bible that illustrate how God has set forth a plan for our lives. Despite our questions and concerns, God has orchestrated every step so that we may bring glory to Him and recognize our role in furthering His kingdom.
When we follow Christ and embrace the plans that He has for our life, we can experience His beauty and learn more about Him everyday. Let us rejoice, for He is our Heavenly Father and enjoys spending time with His children.