Trusting God’s Sovereignty

by Dr. Regina Campbell

“Trusting God’s Sovereignty is trust God” Dr. Regina Campbell

smsf-destiny-620x349For 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 NIV)

When you read this verse it seems pretty clear and understandable. It is very encouraging to know that God has a plan for our life and those plans are for our good and not to harm us. Yet the challenge becomes when our plans, will and desires are contradictive from God’s. This challenge becomes all too evident when we desire something and it seems like it hasn’t come to pass in the time we’ll like. What I am learning is that I need to focus on getting my plans from God and allow God to truly lead me and guide me. In the past I made plans and moved ahead with those plans and come to find out I was out of God’s will. Thus to trust God’s sovereignty is one of the most difficult things for a believer even when you are in God’s will the waiting can be very difficult. The waiting is the time for you and me to get prepared for the will of God. The waiting is when God matures us to receive what He has planned for us so don’t focus on when God is going to bring things to pass. Second trusting God’s sovereignty during a situation that seems to make no sense can be very difficult. When things don’t make sense that’s when we must buckle down and pray for God’s grace to carry us through those dark periods in our lives. Those dark periods are when we find ourselves in a different place than we planned; it is then we must truly trust God and not our feelings or emotions. Our feelings will make us become discouraged and down trodden to the point we began to feel sorry for ourselves.

I recall when I was asked to make a career move that appeared to be taking me backwards. But in the end that career move turned out to be advancement from several perspectives. I remember observing several of my colleagues getting promoted while I sat still in the same position but I must admit at times I would get discouraged. But over a period of time I decided to focus on getting prepared for the next opportunity (growing in my current position) and most important I decided to have a grateful attitude.

Finally I am a living witness trusting God’s sovereignty is immensely challenging to our faith but remember God knows the plans He has for you and those plans are for your good!!!

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