Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you have hope and a future that goes far beyond the parameters of this life. If you have hope and a future where you will live in eternity with God, then this promise that God sets forth in Jeremiah 29:11 is for you.
You have the hope “that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6) and then those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior and made Him Lord of their lives will reign with Christ forever! What great hope we have in the promises of God!
How Jeremiah 29:11 influences our natural and spiritual life
“Because I know very well the plans I have for you, affirms the Lord, plans for well-being and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and hope.”
This verse from Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God knows us and has good plans for us, that He is sovereignly directing our lives. His words remind us that God hears our prayers and invites us to seek and know him. In times of uncertainty, this promise is very comforting. We cannot see the future, but this verse encourages us and promises that God has a future and hope for each of us.
God’s plan is not always what we thought it would be. But God’s plan is always for the best if we don’t understand it at the moment. We do know, however, that in all things, God works together for the good of those who love him. (Romans 8:28) “Furthermore we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
We know that when God closes one door, another opens. God is working through every event in our lives to make us more and more dependent on Him for everything we need. We must realize that God’s plan is not always the easiest from our point of view, but it is always the best.
God sees our future before they become our “today”. He sees the beginning of our life and He sees the end and everything else. (Psalms 139:16) says: “Your eyes saw my embryo, and in your book were written all the days that were given to me, when not one of them existed.” God more than anyone knows the plans he has for us.
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God has Plans of well-being and not of calamity
God assured his people: “For, behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will restore the well-being of my people, Israel and Judah.” When the Lord speaks of his people, he refers to his children, to those who seek him, to the Church, since, when we are incorrupt, we are outside of his will and his presence, then, when a person comes to him, our spirit and our soul, to bring in these two spiritual areas of our body the well-being and the original design so that its purposes are fulfilled in each one of us.
The Lord says, “I will also bring them back to the land that I gave their fathers, and they will possess it.” (Jeremiah 30:3) After the Babylonian captivity, the Medes and Persians conquered the kingdom of Babylon and the Jews were allowed to return home because the word of the Lord is always fulfilled.
How to apply this promise of Jeremiah 29:11 to my life?
After Jeremiah 29:11, he goes on to give us another beautiful promise from God’s Word: “Then you will call on me and come to me, and I will listen to you. They will seek me and find me when they seek me with all their hearts.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13)
The Lord knows the plans He has for us and He is patiently waiting for us to draw close to Him. How do we do it? We pray. Our prayer, the habits of worship, and personal devotion are of vital importance in the life of every Christian because the battles are won in prayer and fasting, discouragement and discouragement are defeated in prayer; God is exalted in prayer.
When God is exalted, He speaks to us through the Holy Spirit, who will be our motivating force. Even when we fail in some of our human efforts, we must not give up, but trust Him to be our strength. We must keep our eyes on Him, and not on the world, and we will be blessed.
(Ephesians 1:3) “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”
What Jeremiah 29:11 teaches us
The Word teaches us that God had plans for us even before we were born into this world and as it tells us in Jeremiah 29:11; his plans for us are good and not bad. Therefore, what we have to do now is to go in search of what God planned for us since, at birth, the nature of sin reigned in us, but when Jesus entered our hearts, we must strive to be free of that old nature and put our lives back on the right track. (Ecclesiastes 11:5) “As you do not know which is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you ignore the work of God, who makes all things.”
Our greatest example that we must do the will of God without a doubt is Jesus, He came to this world not to do what he seemed to do, He came to fulfill God’s plan for humanity and sought the direction of his Father for what he should do in prayer.
(John 6:38-40) “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of the Father, who sent me: that of all that he gives me, I will lose nothing, but raise it at the last day. And this is the will of him who sent me: That everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the lady. .”
In these verses, we can see that Jesus always did the will of his father, so that the plans that God had for his life would be fulfilled, to give hope to those who believe in Christ Jesus, and that by his name all things were fulfilled.
Why is it important to find God’s plans for us?
1. To enter the kingdom of heaven.
(Matthew 7:21) “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
2. To be true children of God.
(Matthew 12:50) “For everyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
3. To prevent spanking.
(Luke 12:47) “That servant who, knowing the will of his Lord, did not prepare himself, nor did according to his will, will receive many stripes.”
4. To walk as children of light.
(Ephesians 5:15-17) “Look carefully then how you walk, not as fools but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what is the will of the Lord.”
5. So that God hears us.
(John 9:31) “And we know that God does not listen to sinners; but if anyone fears God and does his will, he listens to him.”
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How to find God’s plans for our life
1. With the help of the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 8:26-27)” And in the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for what we should ask properly, we do not know, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans unspeakable. But he who searches the hearts He knows what the intention of the Spirit is because according to the will of God he intercedes for the saints.”
2. Not conforming to this world.
(Romans 12:2) “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, pleasing and perfect will of God.”
We must understand that when we do the will of God when we focus on seeking and understanding God’s plans and walk in such a way that this plan is fulfilled in each one of us, our life makes sense, we have a reason to live, we have a goal, a vision, and a purpose.
When we have not yet taken the time to pray and ask the Lord to show us what He planned us to be since we were in our mother’s womb, we go through life aimlessly and without direction, and sometimes we get frustrated because we ask certain things to the Lord and they are not fulfilled, but this happens not because God is bad, but because perhaps those things are outside the plan that He has for your life.