We are all God’s beautiful creations. We are created in His image and all things begin and end with Him. The gift of life, one of His greatest gifts to us, is something we should all cherish. As we go about our daily lives, we become too busy and preoccupied with a lot of things. Over the course of our lives, we tend to take for granted our health and well-being for worldly treasures and success. In our struggle to attain such pursuits, most of the times we fall along the way and start to wonder about our real purpose in life. Eventually, the more we stumble in our walks in life, the thought of questioning Him in His plan(s) for us crosses our minds.

We are all bestowed by God with free will, which is another one of His greatest gifts. With this gift of free will, we are able to decide on many things, choose what’s good and not good for us, and most importantly discern what is good and evil. It is also this will that moves us to plan things and do something to achieve that plan. Over the course of time, we have developed our will and line of thinking that we evolved to become the most complex and sophisticated of God’s creations.

With our will, we established different great civilisations, accomplished great things developed technologies to enhance and develop the society that we are living now. Again, we take this gift of God for granted.

Most of the times we do things that make us “happy” without considering consequences of the effects of achieving this “happiness”. We sometimes compromise our morality and righteousness to pursue wealth, fame and power. We tend to disregard the needs of others as long as we achieve the things that we “need” (or are these just things that we want?). Even though we know what is right or wrong and good or evil, we turn away from what is good or right to achieve what we crave for in this world and make justifications for our unjust actions afterwards. Doing so corrupts our mind, body and soul and thus, we fall. When we fall, we feel the pain of failure and disappointment. Then we question what went wrong and why we failed. Again, it is up to our free will on what we do next. We cry, curse or complain or we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off. From then on, it is still the call of our free will – we start to walk again, either on the path of worldliness or on the path of salvation.

So what really is God’s plan for us? A lot really. God has so many amazing and great plans. We just have to keep our hearts and minds open. We may not know what exactly these plans are, but we should put it in our hearts that when God has plan in store for us, it IS the best plan. Let us believe that God is always there for us. Let us have faith in Him and His plans. May we find assurance in God’s word 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.”

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