For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
We may experience many things that we thought were not relevant to some situations we have at the moment. And many times we don’t like the moment or situations we are in but God has a plan that we don’t know nothing about. He has His ways to teach us through people that we may learn and gain more experience to be encouraged and to be prepared to the future that awaits us. For who knows what would happen the next day or to the future?
Our own thoughts may be a little too extreme and mostly we make our efforts and try to make our plans on our own. Yet in a moment of truth when doubts comes in we know that some of our plans are irrelevant and will not hold for so long…but only for a while.
Things may change but the fact is that our experiences are one of the things that can bring us to the success and happiness and Contentment in life. We may not understand yet the will of God at the moment but when you reached the top, then you will always look back..and smile. God loves you and God knows what He does with you.
I never had understanding in my younger years, I wanted to do things right away and I was too bad to wait. I was too impatient and unpolite towards time. But I realise through the years that patience brings victory and that a person who carefully studies its steps and plans are the one that consider the costs along the way. It is like building a house. You must find a good ground and you must dig a stable foundation and build its poles so the walls may stand. And then building the walls at its heights and makes a separation for every rooms to distinguish that differences of every rooms to be made.
It might not be easy to do it because majority of people and even I has the wrong foundation in the beginning. I tend to think negatively first and I do things constantly without thinking thoroughly about plans and then when I failed, I am devastated. It was different if I failed and saw that there was something good at it and there’s something that needed to be developed. Not so, but mostly, I build up things and didnt work therefore there was nothing to develop at all, nothing required to be reused instead have to do it all over again.
We shall have a good motivation as the scripture instructs : Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
This is a strong and simple guidance. Trusting the Lord with all your heart can make your mind at peace and not leaning on your understanding will create a new course of life in you. For your thoughts may seemed good at the moment but the thoughts and plans of the Lord will keep you in safety and wisdom. As you achieve things, as long as you acknowledge Him, your path will be directed in light and spiritual growth.
2 Corinthians describes how we tame our thoughts bringing down the arguments of our minds into being obedient to Christ where Colossians speaks that we shall focus on the things above rather than the things on this world.
So I would liek to encourage you, No matter how life turns an no matter how thoughts runs in your head day and night. Never entertain the those that would bring sorrow and sadness in your heart. Divert it into a powerful thoughts full of hope and vigour. Transform it into a blessing for others!