God has a plan for me. Now that is some very good news. I am shouting for joy over that. All things do work out for my good. That is because God is good and has great things in store for me. His plan starts with Jesus and the salvation I have in Him.
Most disciples of Jesus truly desire to understand God’s plan for their lives. Yet there are many questions: how do I discover God’s plan? How can I be sure? Fortunately, the Bible provides many important principles regarding the will of God. God is not trying to hide His will for our lives; He wants His children to know His will and follow it.
The Bible is filled with clear statements regarding God’s plan that apply to all believers. For example, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 teaches:
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in the Messiah Jesus.”
These three activities — being joyful, praying, and giving thanks — are God’s will for all believers, regardless of other circumstances.
Second Timothy 3:16-17 says:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
We can understand God’s will through His Word. God’s Word is perfect, and we can discover God’s plan for our lives through our study of it.
- Ephesians 1:11 —Also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works all things after the counsel of His will,
- Psalm 40:5 —Many, O Master my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.
- Hebrews 11:40 —Because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.