In the Word
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Of the Word
What do Robin Williams, Tom Cruise, and Dr. Seuss have in common?
They were all voted least likely to succeed by their high school classmates.
People sometimes think they are able to accurately predict a person’s life by judging visible talents or abilities. People are quick to judge others by the way they perform on tests, how they get along with others, or by their appearance. Many times this is not accurate nor is it fair.
While people will try to predict our future, only God knows the plans He has for us. He reminds us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
When we allow someone else to determine our value and worth, we will either be falsely led to believe we are better than others or that we are not as good as others.
When we remember who created us, we can ignore the judgment of others and trust His plan for our future. He wants us to enjoy discovering the uniqueness God has created in us.
Walking with my Lord
Dear God, thank You for making me and for planning my future. When I feel worthless and unsuccessful, help me trust in You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.