God Doesn’t Micromanage
I wrote this article last week for Christian Today …
Recently I was talking to a friend who attended the funeral of a Christian young person. They wondered if this person had achieved all that God intended for their life. And then wondered the same thing about their own life. It assumes that God’s plan for our lives is to complete a series of God-ordained tasks.
But God has a much bigger plan and purpose for our lives.
His plan is to make us more like Jesus, and God has a million ways he can do this. When we live this way, it’s freeing. We no longer have to worry if we have ‘missed’ God’s plan, married the wrong person, took the wrong course, or moved to the wrong address. God will use all our circumstances, both the good and the bad, to make us more like Jesus. His plan for our lives is never off track.
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