“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
God has a plan for your life. Only He knows it in its’ entirety. His Word makes certain promises and assurances that you can rely on. That is the trust part of having faith and trust in God. He knows what He’s doing. Nothing catches Him by surprise. God’s plan or will for you is set up with you in mind. He created you for a purpose.
This portion of scripture reveals many things to us. It tells us that He has a plan to prosper and not harm you and that this plan will entail a future filled with hope. It promises us that if we call out to Him He will listen. The last statement in these verses is conditional … when you seek me with all your heart you will find me. This requires single-mindedness. It requires focus. It requires that all else be set aside. God wants you to find Him; He wants you to know His will for you.
When God speaks of “plans to prosper you”, He is not saying that you will be wealthy monetarily as some ministers preach. The material possessions we attain matter little to God. If believers could really get their mind around all that God has for them, they would not be seeking riches on this earth. Please understand an important distinction here … there is a big difference between acquiring riches and seeking them. You might acquire worldly riches as a direct result of serving God in some capacity and God has blessed you with these riches because He knows you are spiritually mature enough to use them wisely and touch others with them. Those who seek it for the sake of simply having it show a lack of faith in that they seek to rely on their wealth so they lack nothing even though God has promised to meet their every need. Acquiring things as if it were something important to attain will not find you peace, joy or happiness other than the type that is fleeting.
Seek the Lord with your whole heart and you will see the direction you are to go. You will have what you need and find contentment, for God is at work in you and seeks to bless you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!