God has a plan for your life

Just as you have a plan and a design for your garden, God has a plan for your life. Regardless of how your life may look or feel at this moment, know that God is busy at work on His plan for you. His plan reflects His purposes, His methods, and His timetable. “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

God’s Good Plan is:

*An Adventure. His plan will end in good for you. This truth can offer security and hope despite the ups and downs of life. Let your life be your personal adventure with God.

*A Process. We tend to like end results more than the process that gets us there. Like the Israelites, you have to experience the blows before you can experience the blessings.

*An Opportunity. Try to profit from every experience that comes your way, the difficult and painful times as well as those times when life is going smoothly.

*A Fact. His plan is an unshakable truth, which can give you a sense of security when life seems anything but secure. God is still on His throne and nothing can interfere with His plans. From our perspective, a situation may look hopeless, but from the throne of God, the situation is part of the process that is making you more Christ-like and moving you closer to the fulfillment of the good plan God has for you.

*Purging and Pruning. Before God’s plan can come to full fruition in your life, He must eliminate all that is old, dead, and useless in your character. The process can be painful but gives an opportunity to love God by trusting that He is at work in your life to bring about the beauty that He has promised.

Dr Dale Ackley

Author: A Shepherd's Voice

Dale Ackley is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN.) and works with the pastors in California in the area of Ministerial Care. He has an earned doctorate in Psychology and Counseling and an earned doctorate in Ministry. He married the love of his life in 1967 and has two grown sons and four grandchildren. He and his wife Kathy reside in Fresno, CA.


  1. Thank you so much for this post. As always perfect timing in what Abba is doing in our lives. Words of wisdom and experience. Appreciate you!


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