The Plan for Your Life

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By Dr. Larry Ollison

Before you were even born, God conceived a plan for your life. While you were in your mother’s womb, He knew you, loved you, and desired the best for you. In the same way that earthly parents want the best for their children, God has hopes and desires for you.

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed (Psalm 139:15-16) NLT).

God is a good father. You are His creation, and He loves you. He loved you so much that He sent His Son to die so that you would never die, but instead spend all eternity with Him (John 3:16). You must understand this reality. He died for you personally. He created you, He knows your name, and He loves you! God’s plan for your future is good, and He wants prosperity, health, abundance, peace, love, and life for you. As a Christian, He lives inside of you (Colossians 1:27) and rejoices in your daily victories. Abundant life is a life full of hope, knowing that the goodness God has promised is just around the corner!

This is good news! Jesus specifically stated this good life was for now, in this present age. Over the years I have heard many preachers preach about heaven and the goodness of eternity. While it is true that we who are Christians have rewards and joy waiting for us in the eternal kingdom, we cannot ignore the words of Paul when He said the goodness does not start in the future, but starts now (Ephesians 1:21).

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