Jeremiah 29:11 — “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord (NIV).
God knows the plans He has for you, but do you? If you were to sit and write down all of the reasons as to why people don’t know God’s plan for their lives, the list would be extensive. And if you were to survey people to find the number one reason as to why people don’t know God’s plan, the answers would no doubt vary from person to person.
I asked God this very question, “Why don’t people know the plans You have for them?” He answered me with two reasons, and it’s those reasons I want to share with you today. Perhaps you’re struggling with what God’s plan is for your life. My prayer is that this message will help bring clarity and give you direction.
The first reason people don’t know God’s plan for their lives is they don’t ask. It’s true! I’m not trying to insult your intelligence here. If I wanted to know what my wife’s favorite kind of food is, I’d have to ask her in order to find out. Unless the subject came up in casual conversation, I’d likely never know.
The same is true when it comes to knowing God’s plan for your life. If you never ask Him what it is, you’ll never know. Many people don’t ask because they’re so busy living their lives however they want to, and they could care less about what God’s purpose for them is. Others don’t even know He has a plan for their lives.
The second reason people don’t know God’s will for their lives is they ask but don’t listen. If I asked my wife what her favorite food is and then walked away as she answered, I still wouldn’t know what it is. Many Christians will pray and ask God to give them direction, but they don’t wait around long enough to listen to what He has to say. I encourage you today to ask God to show you the plans He has for you. Then wait on Him to answer before you make a move.
Proverbs 3:6 — In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (NKJV).
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