Isaiah 55: 8-9
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
I have always loved the Christmas song “Mary Did You Know?”. It is such a powerful song about how this tiny baby was going to change the course of history; he was going to heal and save the nations. But if it was up to you or me, would we have decided to save the world with a tiny, helpless baby?
Gods’ plans are so much bigger and different than our plans. We do our best to plan and prepare for what we think we need to do but God’s ways, his purpose, and his plans are so much bigger than we could ever imagine.
When you think of God’s plan for your life, does it intimidate you? Does it scare you a little to even ask what that plan may be?
Sometimes I think we are fearful God will ask us to give up the things we love to do or the things that bring us happiness in our life. But what if, just what if, the things that bring us the most joy in life and satisfy us the most are the same things that God wants to use to bring him glory and bring people to him? What if the things we are most proud of and feel satisfied doing are the things that God wants to use for his purposes, as part of his plan?
Gods’ ways are much higher than our ways, and he has uniquely made each one of us to play a part in his plan.
Consider and Discuss:
Are you fearful to ask God what his plan is for your life? If so, why are you afraid?
What are some of your talents, passions and gifts?
How could you use those things to glorify God and impact other people for his kingdom?