What’s The Plan Man (ATP)
“We are all familiar with Jeremiah 29:11, but instead of God having an individual plan for you, can His plan for you actually be a 2 person plan, meaning the 2 people are suppose to walk out the 1 plan together?!”
I am convinced that God’s plans are infinite. Actually, I think it would be better to look at it like this. God’s plans are not as specific as His purpose. God has plans, sure, but He has chosen to implement His plans in part through humans, humans in which He also decided should have free will.
The fact that He gave us the ability to choose our own will over His, and that at any given moment or opportunity, if His plans were written in stone they would never come to pass. To understand this really we have to understand a few things. We need to understand why we are here, how He designed us, and how this all works in connection to His purpose.
How could we possibly know all this, right? Easy, Hebrews 1:3 tells us about Jesus, that He was “the exact representation of His nature.” Jesus came as we know to live a life that showed us perfectly what God desires, He died taking the punishment for our sin, and was raised again to life to be the first born among many brethren. Jesus came to make more of Himself to fulfill God’s purpose. However, we still must choose.
Now, I can speak to the question at hand. Though the Lord has a purpose in which He will employ believers to bring to pass, they can choose not to. In this case, to accomplish His “plan” He must utilize someone else. What God will do with people is exactly what Romans 8:28 says. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” See, many people like this because they see it in relation to their trials but in truth this is an example of God’s plans coming to pass. Maybe one person will choose right but the next will not. In that, He has to make another way but rest assured His will will be accomplished!
We are called into God’s work upon salvation. We are also called to come together in a local church to fulfill yet another level of the plan. If you are married there won’t be different directions although their could be different usages. One may be taking care of children and one may be in traveling ministry but both work together to bring something to pass. One parent may go somewhere to work all day and the other stay home but they are together accomplishing a bigger work.
God has plans for all of us individually, as pairs, as churches, as nations and there are different levels of participations and abilities but the most important part is the cooperation of each of us in each place. When we come to Him we must first discover what God wants from us. Then we see how that connects to the places He puts us, our towns, our churches and so on. When we realize that what God calls us into has a greater purpose we break out of the ruts that so many, that too many Christian’s never get out of.
Following God is the greatest blessing of living this life. The sooner we see this, in all of its components, the greater joy we will discover.