Adjusting to God’s Plan
By Dr. Charles Stanley
What does life at its best look like to you? You and I may have ideas of what that would mean for us, but there is only One who truly knows the worthiest course of action for our lives. He understands how to lead us to an existence that is truly fulfilling, but must sometimes work against our agendas to do so.
In fact, I have been a Christian for almost 70 years, and in all that time God has never once said to me, “What do you want to do?” He has always told me what He wanted me to do. Also, the Lord has never modified His plans to suit my purposes; instead He has always required that I adjust to His. The reason that He directs me and all other believers in the way we are to go is because He is God—perfect in all wisdom and knowledge. He knows what is best for us at all times.
Since our Father desires to be involved in every aspect of our life, He gives clear direction so that we can understand what His will is for every circumstance we encounter. By walking in the center of God’s will, we accomplish that which we were created to do. Inevitably, we also experience life at its best. Imperfect humans will not automatically be in God’s will, so we must make an effort to seek His way and live according to biblical precepts. God is immutable; He is not going to change to suit us. That means we must make whatever adjustments are necessary in order to be obedient.
Sadly, by deciding not to adjust to the Lord’s will, far too many Christians miss out on His best—He shows them what changes need to be made, but they balk. Consequently, these believers spend their life wondering why peace and a lasting sense of satisfaction eludes them, no matter how many great things they might do or experience. Only obedient living according to the Father’s plan makes it possible to attain genuine fulfillment.
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