Throughout the Bible we find that God has a master plan for every person who comes into this world; we are each born with a God given purpose for our lives. God has designed each of us for a specific reason as part of His master plan for the planet, and for the people on the planet. Even before the time of our birth God has already laid out the perfect path for us to take as part of His perfect will.

Unfortunately we rarely follow the path, or paths, exactly the way God has designed. And so, like the Israelites who wandered in the desert for 40 years, we tend to take the long way around the will of God to end up where He could have taken us a lot sooner, and a lot easier. Sure, we experience a lot along the way and those experiences shape us into who we are, and some of those experiences may even help us to help others. Our passion and our drive is often based on our past experiences; and so we tend think, “if I didn’t go through this I wouldn’t be where God wanted me.”

But I can’t help but wonder, maybe if we followed the path He designed for us perfectly, we would have found our way into His will a lot sooner. Maybe if we stayed on the path instead of going off in our own direction, our experiences would have been different and yet still led us to have the same passions.

So as we wonder through this world, it’s almost like God is the GPS on the dashboard of our lives constantly redirecting us back down the right path and constantly saying, “recalculating.”

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” – Jer. 1:5
“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.” – Jer. 29:11

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