When I became a teenager, a long time ago, the theme that rang in my mind was, “I need to live my life the way I want…. I need to be independent of the control of my parents”. I suspect that this theme drove a few of us and still drives quite a few teenagers today.
We often carry this theme into our relationship with God as well, after we become Christians. We often want to do things “our own way” in some areas of our lives. With this driving theme, it is easy to wade off from God’s perfect plan for us. God says in Jeremiah 29:11, “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”.
Let’s determine that we’ll submit to and follow God’s plan for our lives as outlined in his word. I believe that as we do that, we’ll experience the fullness of God’s great plan for us.
Have a great month ahead.
– Pastor Benson