â€œFor I know the plans I have for you,â€ declares the LORD, â€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.â€ Jer 29:11
This is a wonderful verse. God has plans for my life. In fact He had plans from the very beginning. â€œBefore I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apartâ€ says Jeremiah 1:5.
Though these promises were made to Jeremiah, I know I can claim them for myself.
God has plans for me, but I donâ€™t always follow His plans. But He doesnâ€™t give up on me. Psalm 138:8 says â€œThe Lord will work out his plans for your life – for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.â€
I have one teddy bear pattern I enjoy using. Every time I knit this bear it comes out different. Here are some of the bears, all from the same pattern:
That last one looked more like a mouse than a bear so I added whiskers and a long tail. It is the same pattern, but yarn, stuffing, needle size and tension made some variations in His appearance.
No matter what I do every bear and every person created in the image of God is unique as well. Some have quirks, abilities, disabilities, etc. But everyone is made in the image of God. He has plans for you. Seek Him and follow Him. Allow Him to create you as He desired even before you were formed in the womb.
â€œDepend on God and keep at it be because in the Lord God you have a sure thingâ€. Isaiah 26:4 MSG
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