Be Confident In God’s Plan

Have you ever had a thought you believed came from God, but then thought it was outlandish? Have you heard a calling from God, but thought there was no way it could ever happen?

I must confess, I have. About ten years ago or perhaps a little more, I heard God telling me He wanted me to be a pastor. Now, do not misunderstand, God did not speak to me in a booming voice, but a voice within my head. My first thought was, “Well, there’s no way that is happening. I’m in the wrong place.” Little did I know at the time that God was going to move me to the right place to fulfill His plan for me. Six years ago, I moved from Virginia to Illinois.

God puts us where He wants us to fulfill His plan, if we are willing to follow Him. Make no mistake about it, I wanted to be a pastor. I wanted to follow God’s plan. I just didn’t see any way for it to come about based on my circumstances at the time.

Sarah was in the same spot. She was beyond childbearing age. Logic told her she would never have any children. God had other plans and He fulfilled them.

What is God calling you to that you believe is impossible? I’m sure God has a plan for you, just as He had (and has) a plan for me. To experience God at work in our lives we must be willing to follow His plan. We may not always see it from where we are at, but God knows exactly what He is doing.

I pray we all seek to follow God’s plan for our lives. I pray we set aside human logic and believe God knows what He is doing. I pray each one of us listen for God’s calling on our lives. Follow God’s plan. Hear his quiet voice. Set aside human logic. Listen for His call.

Genesis 18:13-14 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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