Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Plans for a Future
With the economic situation seeming to loom over us like a huge dark cloud, it's understandable how so many people can wonder what God could possibly have in store for them. I know if you're someone who has lost his/her job, or who's business is struggling to hang on, you may feel like giving up. You May feel like things will not get better and you were left out of whatever "plan" everyone is telling you that God has.
Take comfort in this. God's very own words.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 "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. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you," says the Lord. "I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes"... -NLT
I made a move to begin my own business as a marketing coach and web marketing specialist at the beginning of this year. I was previously making a good income working as a New Media Specialist for a large yellow page publisher. I know some may say it was a crazy move, however, I'm confident that God can and will honor my faith in Him as well as my business practices. I won't say that I don't get nervous (I'm human), and I can tell you that some days seem brighter than others. However, I know that once the curve that is and always has been our economic culture turns back up, it will be good to be moving and surviving already rather than trying to get in the game. I have a great future ahead of me. God says so.
So, now that we know that God loves us and has a plan for us. We also know we're not alone, we are all impacted by our economic climate in some way or another. So, do we just sit patiently and let His plan play out? Not a chance! God gives us specific instruction not to just sit waiting for Him to bail us out of our financial situation. What should you do? I'll give you a hint. Proverbs chapter 6. We'll discuss that in depth tomorrow.
What are you dealing with?