“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Romans 8:28 NLT
In last week’s article I talked about finding your why. Basically, finding your purpose in this life as you walk with Christ. Just know it’s not necessary for you to have single detail down to the second before you can do anything. A lot of times you have to kind of stumble through some things to get to where you need to be. It’s not pointless. God is using all these things for your good and His glory.
We all make mistakes. We turn left when we were supposed to turn right. We go down when we should go up. We’re supposed to turn right and we hit the gas and go backwards on purpose. It happens to the best of us, but God uses all these things as ingredients to stir together His purpose for our lives.
With that being said, DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL! Yes. Fail. You are going to venture out to do something and you will fail. Reader: Now wait a minute brother! What do you mean I’m going to fail? I thought God gave me the victory and has plans for me to prosper and succeed? He does. He states that clearly in Jeremiah 29. On the way there some things will not go as we planned.
The Bible says in Romans 8 that all things work together for good, but it doesn’t say all things are good. Some bad things will happen, but God uses it all to mix together His plan for our lives. Someone got divorced, or had a baby out of wedlock or used to be on drugs or stole money. None of that disqualifies you from God’s plan for you life. He uses those experiences and puts you on display.
He makes a grand presentation and shows the devil that what he meant for evil God used it for our good. You lost the job or the house or the business. No worries. God is working and He is using it to not only make you better, but make you stronger. You will or have survived it. It’s not the end. Keep that beginning confidence you had in Christ when you first believed. That is what is going to keep you until the end.
That leads us to our Throwback Song of the Week. We’re taking it back to 2004 with Beatmart Recordings. This was a compilation album they released called “The Best of the Submissions.” A mixtape featuring some Christian hip hop’s hottest artist at the time. The mixtape was hosted by DJ Morphiziz aka DJ Morph. The featured track is called “Survive” and features Philly rapper Rob Hodge. Tune into Trackstarz this Saturday to hear DJ Jeremaya spin this for the Throwback Song of the Day. Check it out and let us know what you think. Until next time…
Peace and blessings,