The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Sin won’t defeat God’s plans. We can be thankful for that. We live in a world where millions of people oppose God, His plans for their life, and the world, yet that does not stop God. Proverbs 19:21 You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. [1]

God will fulfill His plans for humanity because He is unstoppable. Satan is a defeated foe. Although still dangerous, we can be jubilant that Jesus won the victory for us upon the cross. Satan thought Jesus was defeated when He died on the cross. Instead, the Lord won a great victory because of the sacrifice of His Son. The last book of the Bible, Revelation, gives us insight into the Lord’s success and the defeat of all of God’s enemies.

God Can Use Sinful People to Accomplish His Will

Joseph’s brothers sinned against him when they sold him into slavery. From a human perspective, it would seem God’s plan for Joseph was cut short. But God’s plans are never defeated. From the standpoint of our heavenly Father, nothing is random. God is sovereign and will prevail over man’s plans, such as selling Joseph to the Midianite traders.

Genesis 37:36 Meanwhile, the Midianite traders arrived in Egypt, where they sold Joseph to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Potiphar was captain of the palace guard. [2] God would use Joseph’s slavery and time in Egypt to shape and mold him to fulfill the Lord’s plans. Years later, Joseph would be the number two person in Egypt through a series of events, and God would uniquely use him.

God Has a Plan for Your Life

Did you know the Lord has a plan for your life? Scripture tells us the Lord’s plan for our lives started before we were born. Psalm 139:16You (God) saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.[3] The Lord has a plan for your life, and He wants to have a relationship with you and communicate that plan to you.

Jesus transformed the life of the Apostle Paul, who gives us advice. Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. [4] When you have a relationship with God, He begins to transform you. You will then desire to pray to know God’s plan for your life. As we ask, God reveals His plan to us.

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[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Tyndale House Publishers.

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