We love Jeremiah 29:11 where the bible tells us that God has a plan for our lives, plans to prosper us and to give us hope and a future. In fact, I purposely sought these words out this morning. I have been struggling with a decision I need to make. When I worry about something, I get confused and paralyzed and do nothing but worry. I needed some guidance and sought out comfort in God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11, but I knew there was going to be more and so I read on. We don’t hear people often talk about what comes after.
And you shall call upon me, and you shall go forth. And you shall pray to me, and I will heed you. You shall seek me. And you will find me, when you have sought me with your whole heart. (Jeremiah 29:12, 13 CPDV)
It says we must call on him but that we must also “go forth”. Faith requires action. I know it would be more comfortable to know the plan first and then go forth but that’s not what He’s saying. He is the one who knows the plan and we need to take the next step believing we are not alone. He’s got this. God wants us to know he’s got our back and He will heed us. We just need to put one foot in front of the other.
It is in this type of abandon where He meets us. When we seek Him WITH OUR WHOLE HEARTS- and only then- we will find Him and the peace of knowing we are in His will.
Is there a decision that you have been putting off waiting for a clear answer? Maybe you should go forth in faith, seeking God whole heartedly. Don’t be paralyzed in fear.
Copyright 2013 Victoria Garaitonandia Gisondi