What is God’s plan for me?










What is God’s plan

Throughout our life, we will be faced with questions such as which university to go to, which job should you take, who should you marry, should you take up an opportunity offered to you? These are important questions that can change the course of our life tremendously. So how do we know how to make the right decision? In this post, I will share some of the things that I have learned.

We are not called to labour and toil

The first thing I have learned as I walk with God is that we are not called to labour and toil. I do not mean that we should be lazy and waste away our life. I mean that if you are doing something that is God’s plan for your life, most likely you are enjoying what you are doing, you discover you have the skills needed to do the job well and you feel happy with your accomplishments. In Proverbs 10:22 it is written:

 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Proverbs 10:22 (NIV)

God has blessed each and everyone of us differently and uniquely. The talents we are born with, the experiences we encountered in life, the skills and knowledge that we pick up as we progress, the wisdom we gain as we grow, the resources and people that God brought into our lives to influence and provide for us, the interests we developed and even the weaknesses and failures that we have had, altogether formed an entire packaging of us and make us who we are. In Philippians 2:13. it is written that God works through our desires:

Yes, God is working in you to help you want to do what pleases him. Then he gives you the power to do it.

Philippians 2:13 (ICB)

This scripture means that when you walk with God, He will give you the desire and resources to do what is your calling in life. This means you do not need to force yourself or stress to make things happen. Unless you are being forced by circumstances, otherwise, if you are choosing a path that you dislike a lot (maybe because that is the trend and everyone is going for that path), it is possible that, that is not your calling. For example, if you dislike cooking, it will likely not be God’s plan for you to work in a restaurant kitchen.

Likewise, if someday, God calls you to work on something, He will provide you with all the resources that you need for that mission. 

We are to work hard to acquire knowledge and wisdom

I must say that I am not in anyway giving anyone the excuse of not studying hard. If you are a student, it is your duty and responsibility to study hard and acquire as much knowlege as possible. Some day, you will discover that this knowledge is needed for the mission that God has called you to be. This phase of learning may be tough but it is part of the entire journey to prepare you for your highest calling.


If you are forced by circumstances

Sometimes, we may find ourselves in a situation that we do not like but we do not have a choice. For example, you may be a single parent and everyday the chores and responsibilities are weighing down so hard on you. My child, do not be discouraged in such situations. Do not compare yourself to others nor think that you are being chastised by God for your mistakes. Know for certain that God loves you and He stores all your tears (Psalms 56:8).

In whatever difficult situation you may be in, know that you have great reward ahead of you.. This is what Jesus said:

Great blessings belong to those who know they are spiritually in need.
    God’s kingdom belongs to them.
Great blessings belong to those who are sad now.
    God will comfort them.
Great blessings belong to those who are humble.
    They will be given the land God promised.

Matthew 5:3-5 (ERV)

Someday, you will discover that, the wisdom/skills/knowledge/strength you acquire while going through a difficult period is what you needed for that special mission in your life. You will discover that every difficult time that you do not understand why you need to go through, is like a piece of zig-saw puzzle. When you place all the zig-saw puzzles in your life together, you will see the beautiful big picture that God had planned for you. 

While you are going through this tough period, press on, know that you are deeply loved by your heavenly Father. Find time to have quiet moments with Him. If you are too tired or too sad to even verbalise your prayers or read scriptures, rest assured that your heavenly Father knows how you are feeling even if you remain quiet or crying in His presence. You will discover that when you spend time with Jesus, you will be so charged up. You will find strength to fulfill all your responsibilities and wisdom to do what is right. The end result is great accomplishments that you did not ever imagine you can achieve it.


 Walk with Jesus

My child, Jesus said that anyone who follows Him will not walk in darkness:

Later, Jesus talked to the people again. He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never live in darkness. They will have the light that gives life.”

John 8:12 (ERV)

God promises you that He will guide us and watch over us:

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.

Psalms 32:8 (NKJV)

All we need to do is to walk with our LORD and put our trust in Him:

Many sorrows shall beto the wicked;
Buthe who trusts in theLord, mercy shall surround him.

Psalms 32:10 (NKJV)

This is God’s promise that He will help us and honor us: 

The Lord says,
Because he clings to me, I will rescue him.
I will protect him, because he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in distress.
I will deliver him and I will honor him.

Psalms 91:14-15 (EHV)

When you have Jesus in your life, your path is directed. You are guided and protected. Know for certain that you are on the path of honor bestowed by God.

Walking with Jesus does not mean you need to serve in ministries. You should serve because the Holy Spirit leads you to and puts in you the compassion to serve. Read Luke 10:38-42.

What I mean by walking with Jesus is simply spending time with Jesus, just as what Mary did. You can be silent with Him, crying to Him, telling Him how sad, how angry you are, how much you want Him to punish your enemies, how fearful you are or how worried you are. Just simply being in His presence. As you spend time with Jesus, you will find yourself getting out of addiction, having wisdom you never have before and having desires that will lead you to the best path in life.

God’s great plans for your life

Before God created Adam and Eve, God first created a kingdom for them. In Genesis 1:26-28, we read that God blessed Adam and Eve to be the master and rule   over all of God’s creation. In other words, God had created a kingdom for Adam to inherit.

Likewise, God’s plans for you is this:

“God’s plan for you is that you will reign as kings in your life.”



This is now possible because of what Jesus Christ has done for you:

For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Romans 5:17 (AMPC)


Read what Jesus said:

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

John 10:10 (AMPC)

Let’s read some other translations of this same verse:

A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

John 10:10 (MSG)

A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need.

John 10:10 (NOG)

A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.

John 10:10 (NIRV)

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

John 10:10 (NLT)

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:10 (NKJV)


So, my child, it is because God wants you to live life to the fullest that He suffered the pain of sending His one and only beloved Son to come and sacrifice for us. Jesus, who is God’s Son and who is also God, loves us so deeply that He left His throne in heaven to come to this world to suffer all sorts of accusations, humiliation, torture and eventually death so that we can be set free to live an abundant life. 

God has great, great plans for each and every believer of Jesus. When you walk with Jesus, the Holy Spirit of God that lives in you will direct your path (John 8:12, Psalms 32:8) and works through your desires (Philippians 2:13). You will find yourself living life to the fullest. 

If you are not yet a believer, you can pray this prayer to receive Jesus into your life:

“Dear LORD Jesus,  I believe you are the Son of God and that you love me so much that you chose to die for my sins so that I can be set free from the bondages of sins and be able to enjoy the abundant life that God intended for me when He formed me. LORD Jesus, come into my life and be my Saviour and thank you for your love and for all that you have done for me. Teach and guide me in every step, every decision of my life so that I can live life to the fullest, as you promised to all who put their trust in You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

If you have said the above prayer, you are saved. You have become a Christian. You are now a new creation. You are born again, you have a new life. Look for a church near you and start reading the bible everyday and walk with Jesus. You will be amazed at this new journey.