God has a plan for you but when does it start…..???


 

I was thinking about destiny today. When did Israel start walking in what God called them to do?

Was it in Egypt or maybe in the desert? It must have definitely started when they got to the land of milk and honey! That is what I thought for a long time. Everyone has a land of milk and honey to get to. That is our destiny right?

When did Moses start walking in what God called him to do? Was it when he was growing up in Pharaoh’s palace or was it when he was living in the desert with Jethro? It must of being when he went back to Egypt and God used him to deliver the Israelites!! It must of being when the Israelites got to the promise land and crossed it….that must be it!

From these two scenarios we see the dilemma of destiny. When did God’s plan for these and more people start?

To answer that question I will have to tell you about my week. My week was sort of ok (whatever that means) but I was thinking to myself how I would love it when things start happening concerning my destiny. I was looking forward to that day. That day when I am doing all God has called me to do. It would be glorious I thought but I was wrong because another thought came to mind. Maybe it was God maybe it was just me but what came to mind as I was thinking all this was, YOU ARE ALREADY LIVING YOUR DESTINY!!

Moses destiny started before he was even born. Everything that happened to Israel prior to Moses being born happened in a way that God could use him specifically. God had a plan for Moses a long time before he was born and that plan started back then! It did not start when he was born.

 

 

“Then Joseph died and all his brothers-that whole generation. But the children of Israel kept on reproducing. A new king came to power in Egypt who didn’t know Joseph. He spoke to his people in alarm. There are too many of these Israelites for us to handle.  Exodus 1: 6-8 

When we get to the book of Exodus and read these scriptures we get excited because we know Moses was about  to be introduced. The Israelites did not see it like that though. Life was hard, extremely hard and they had no idea God was about to perform a miracle. The way we know what Moses was going to do before his story starts is the same way our lives are. You may think life is hard and difficult and challenging and impossible with no hope of rescue but know that God has a plan. You are living in the path He has set out for you. You are walking in your destiny now! Be patient, trust and you will see what He will do.

Another scripture to read is Genesis 15: 12-15:

Then the LORD said:

Abram, you will live to an old age and die in peace. 

But I solemnly promise that your descendants will live as foreigners in a land that doesn’t belong to them. They will be forced into slavery for 400 years. 

But I will terribly punish the nation that enslaves them, and they will leave with many possessions. 

In that scripture we see a part of God’s plan for Moses! God was talking about him to Abraham!! God didn’t mention his name but that’s who He was thinking about. He knew about the slavery and knew about the deliverance. He knew He would call Moses and Aaron to carry out His plan! Isn’t that amazing?? And that was far back as Abram!!!!

 

So what does all this mean? As I was discouraged about the season I was in now I realized I was already living my destiny. Yes it’s hard and yes it’s difficult and yes it’s confusing but I am living in my destiny now. The pain, and difficulty, and confusion is part of my destiny. My destiny does not start when I get to the land of milk and honey but it started in Egypt! When I was in the wilderness I was walking in what God had planned for me. Before I was born His plan for my life was activated. And that goes for you to. You may be going through hard times but know you are walking in God’s plan for you.

Joseph may have hated being sold into slavery by his brothers and he may have thought he had no destiny but he was wrong. When his brothers sold him into slavery he was in God’s plan. Through all the hard and testing times he went through he was living out what God called him to. His destiny had been activated a long time ago! It didn’t seem like it but that was the reality!

I was filled with hope when I got this realization. I may be going through hard times now but I am living in my destiny now. The hard times complete the picture. I hope that all makes sense. God has a plan for you and it started a long long time ago. What you are going through now is not in vain. God sees and He has a plan for you. Trust Him…..

 

Rolain

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9 thoughts on “God has a plan for you but when does it start…..???

  1. Hi Rolain: When I first saw the title to your article I immediately thought, “At birth.” But then after reading it, and thinking about it, I’ve decided our destiny started clear back to Adam and Eve. Everything that has happened since those 2 has led up to this very moment, including me. I agree with you that we are living our destiny right now, at least part of it. I have no idea what, how, or if the Lord will use me 10 minutes from now but its all leading to fulfilling His purpose for me. Good post. Thought provoking.

    • Thanks Sue.
      God is really amazing in the way He has planned our destinies! There are so many other things outside of ourselves that He has set in motion that we don’t see but play a crucial part in us living out our destiny…..It is a mystery indeed…
      Rolain

  2. “YOU ARE ALREADY LIVING YOUR DESTINY!!”
    Amen!

    “As I was discouraged about the season I was in now I realized I was already living my destiny. Yes it’s hard and yes it’s difficult and yes it’s confusing but I am living in my destiny now. The pain, and difficulty, and confusion is part of my destiny. My destiny does not start when I get to the land of milk and honey but it started in Egypt! When I was in the wilderness I was walking in what God had planned for me. Before I was born His plan for my life was activated. And that goes for you to. You may be going through hard times but know you are walking in God’s plan for you.”
    Amen!

    I do believe in free will. Jesus said, “Follow me.” He never forced anyone to follow Him. Throughout the New Testament, we see the Gospel presented and we are given the choice to repent and follow Jesus. God being all-knowing, knows what our choice will be and how it will fit into His plans (“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10) It is His Word that tells us how to live His plan (“He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3) and (“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105).

    God wants us to be actively involved in executing His plans. I believe you mentioned that in one of your prior posts – that God will do His part, but we have to do our part, too. His Word is how He speaks to us so we can know what to do.

    God bless you. 🙂
    Karen

    • Thank you Karen for mentioning that. We have to do our part as well. We can’t just sit down and wait. We have to answer the call of God by taking a step and by moving.
      Thanks.
      Rolain

  3. Needed this Rolain, thanks. We often look ahead to some far-off day where our destiny will be revealed and we start ‘really living’. But our forefathers really do teach us that God’s plan for us/ the world started before we were born, and we are living it out day by day, if we would only let Him guide us in the small decisions, as well as the big 🙂

  4. GLORY…cuz my answer to your titular line was already, “before the foundations of the earth”…considering Christ claimed victory over my sins since back then, too! 🙂 gooooood stuff; thx for sharing! 🙂

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