“You have been given a gift-your life. What will you do with it?”
Last fall I had the privilege of meeting with a life coach to discover my Life Plan, what God had created me for. Jesus also had a life plan. We can read about it in John 13:3-5. “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to God; so He got up… and washed His disciples’ feet.”
Jesus knew His authority, who He was, and He understood His empowerment, what His position as God’s Son made Him capable to do. He realized His place of origin and His past. Jesus was also aware of His future, where He was headed, back to eternal life with His Father. When Jesus put all the pieces of His puzzle together, He recognized His purpose was to serve His Father by serving mankind.
One of my favorite parts of my Life Plan was going through my timeline, to see how my valleys and peaks all fit together, to shape me into who I am today and what my mission in life is to be. When I understand my past: the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as all of the ways God redeemed it and used it for my good and for His glory, then I’m able to see clearly what He’s called me to do. It’s as if He gave me a picture of what my life’s finished puzzle looked like.
When we understand who we are, what we’ve inherited from Christ, where we’ve been, even our past life before we knew Christ as our Savior and Lord, and that we’re headed to heaven, then we’re able to do what God created us to do, which is to serve Him by serving mankind. When were aware of our identity in Christ, then we’re able to humble ourselves and get under others, helping them to be all that God created them to be.
“God has a plan and purpose for you; He will not fail you!”
As you reflect back on your past, the good, the bad, and the ugly, what is God’s life plan for you?