“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give your hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
For a moment suppose that God has a blueprint, a plan for your life. Now if God has a plan for your life, would it not have to be a good one? After all, He created you, and He knows you better than you know yourself. He sees your life in the focus of all eternity while with our human limitations we simply see today.
Look at nature. It seems quite evident that nature follows a master plan. The seasons are caused by a twenty‑three‑and‑a half degree tilt of the earth’s axis. The earth orbits the sun in exactly three hundred sixty‑five and a quarter days. Even the air that we breathe shows that an intricate plan was followed in its creation. Our atmosphere is 80% nitrogen and 20% oxygen‑‑a perfect ratio to sustain life. If the atmosphere contained more oxygen, our systems would burn out, and if there were less oxygen, you would be sluggish. But a ratio exists that is perfect for the rate of oxidation.
The crystal clear water that cascades down the mountainside reveals an intricate plan when one considers the fact that every molecule of water contains exactly two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Both hydrogen and oxygen are flammable, yet the two unite to put out fire.
Scientists using the Mt. Palomar telescope say that the vastness of creation practically defies human comprehension. For instance, they tell us there are more than a hundred billion stars in every universe. Did you catch that figure‑‑one hundred billion stars in every universe? And so far scientists have discovered more than two hundred million universes. YET there are more atoms in a single crystal than stars in all the universes added together.
Through God’s creation it seems evident that what God does, He does well. There is no doubt that when God has a plan, it is a perfect one. The question then comes to our minds, “Does God actually have a plan, a blueprint, for my individual life? And if He does, how do I find that plan for my life?”
Rest assured that God does have a plan for your life. Think for a moment: would He create a world with infinite perfection and leave man, the highest of all creation, to follow his own blunders and mistakes? No, a thousand times no! God has a plan, a divine will, for your life and you can know that plan.
Nearly two thousand years ago God sent His Son into the world to die in your place for your sins at Calvary. This was part of God’s master plan for the human race. The first step in God’s blueprint for your life is that you should find eternal life through Jesus Christ. As you accept Christ as Lord and Savior of your life, you then come into a plane of fellowship where God will communicate His plan to you.
The reason most people never find God’s plan for their lives is because they have no point of contact with a holy and just God. Jesus Christ is the advocate, the intercessor, the go‑between, between God and man. It took someone who was both man and God to span the gulf that existed between the infinite and the finite. Jesus Christ was that person.
After you invite Him into your life, you can find guidance in knowing what God’s purpose and will is for your life. The Bible will become a new book to you because you now know the Author. Prayer will become a two‑way communication as you talk to God and He impresses on your heart His direction for you. Yes, God does have a will, a blueprint, a plan for your life. That plan is revealed through His Word and the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
Resource reading: John 3:1-21.