Do you wonder what God’s plan is for you? I have and I guess I always will. But therein lies the problem, the wondering and not believing it! Second guessing ourselves and even questioning God, is this it? Is this what you want of me or for me? Is there something else?
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”C. S. Lewis
This analogy by C.S. Lewis, world renowned author, whose notable works include the Chronicles of Narnia – is thought inspiring. It reminds me of Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish builders. The question that comes to mind for me though is which type of builder are you and I?
Are we laying the foundations of our lives on solid ground or more importantly are we letting God be the master builder that he is? So going back to the initial question – do we know God’s plan or plans for us? Is it one or many?
As I grow older I’m beginning to understand, that I don’t have to know God’s plans to be a better person or be a good Christian. God’s plans are His alone and in His own time He will reveal them to each of us according to His divine will. Maybe he has revealed some already and others later or maybe He is in the process of rebuilding, reframing your plan, His will. That’s for Him to know and for us to find out in God’s perfect timing, not ours.
All we can do is continue to trust in God for who He is and not what He can do, accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour and let the Holy Spirit of God guide us as we live our daily lives. Be wise rather than foolish builders. I know for certain that the strongest foundation one can have is to pray and read God’s word every day.
Psalms 20:1-5 NLT
In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.
May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings.
May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God.
May the Lord answer all your prayers.
Salamo 20.1-5 Motu
Iehova ese baine haere henimu, hisihisi dinana ai.
Iakob ena Dirava ladana ese baine gimamu.
Helaḡa gabuna amo ena hekaha baine siaia vasi;
Siona amo goada baine henimu.
Emu boubou iboudiai baine lalodia tao;
emu ḡole-oho bouboudia baine abi dae.
Lalomu ena ura baine henimu;
emu lalo-hadai iboudiai anidia baine havara.
Emu hahemauri baia moalelaia,
bona emai Dirava ladana ai emai pepe baia haodaia isi.
Iehova ese emu noinoi iboudiai anidia baine havara henimu.
To God be the glory always, Amen 🙏