For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
God has a plan for EVERY single person. When He created YOU, He had a plan and a purpose for you! Jeremiah 1:5 says, “I knew you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart for me before you were born; I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” Some people think they are just born, live and die, no set purpose, just whatever will be will be. But that is Not true. Every person is God’s creation and He has a plan and a purpose for everyone of us. And it is all good plans.
I was on a plane going to Russia to minister with a friend of mine, it was a 20 some hour flight. I usually read or sleep on a plane but I looked over and my friend had all this yarn and she started knitting. She had the biggest smile on her face. I’m not a knitter so I asked God, “Why is she so happy knitting, it just looks like a big mess of yarn to me?” God said to me, “She knows what she is creating, she has a pattern which shows her what the finished product is going to look like and that makes her happy. And she also knows what she’s going to do with what she’s making.” And when He said that, He brought Jeremiah 1:5 to me and the version that came to me was,,,“Before I ‘knitted’ you in your mother’s womb I knew you.”
God actually Loves you very much. When you were in your mother’s womb He was creating, knitting, you. He said, “Ok, I want her nose to be shaped like this, and I will give her blue eyes, brown hair,,etc,,” And He also had a purpose for you when He was creating you. You are not a mistake, you are not just taking up space, God actually knows who you are, He created you! The Bible says he knows how many hairs are on your head! He knows everything about you and He loves you.
You may not love yourself very much right now, you may be down on yourself for the many mistakes you’ve made in life but I want to tell you that God loves you more than you’ll ever know. He loves you so much that He died for you, He took your place on Calvary’s cross. All the mistakes that you made; He will forgive you and throw those into His sea of forgetfulness, He will remove them as far as the east is from the west! You have not gone one sin too far!
Romans 3:23 says “We’ve all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God and the wages of sin is death, but the Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Call on the Name of Jesus right now and ask Him to forgive you and let you start over. John 3:17 “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save it.”
God knows the plans He has for you, it’s not too late to start over. Ask Him to get you back on track and He will because He loves you SO much!
“You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139
Linda Weber – Sole Purpose Ministries