RENEWAL Devotional: God Has Great Plans For You
Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital
The social media network is a place where we communicate with others about things we enjoy in life, vacation photos, or reaching out to old friends. More increasingly, social media has become a place where prayer requests are shared.
I’ve been looking at some of the social network groups, and I was amazed to find many young people expressing thoughts of hopelessness. I wondered how many of those who cry out for help are comforted or even prayed for personally.
God did not gives us a dream or a plan for us to make it only halfway. It does not matter if we messed things up, and we feel we disappointed in ourselves, someone else or even God.
Romans 11:29 says, “the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” God does not change His mind about you or me. He has great plans for us!
“We need to believe in God’s love plan, and change the course for mankind.” wrote, Dr. T.L Osborn [God’s Love Plan,1984]
Osborn further said we need to know that “God values you and needs you” [p 145]. That means the dreams God has given you are not mere dreams, but a purpose for you to fulfill in your lifetime.
Lets begin to discover our self worth and full fill God’s plan for our lives. God is no respecter of persons, so lets dream big.