Devotional: ‘God’s Perfect Plan at His Perfect Pace’  


Isn’t it amazing the various kinds of personalities that the Lord has given to each of us? Some believers are daring and always ready a challenge, while others seem to be more reserved and comfortable when things are the way they have always been. Some Christians like to have everything perfectly in order, while other Christians are ok with a little bit of chaos. God has fashioned each of us according to His own perfect will and as He blends us together, we become the body of Christ.

Regardless of which type of personality the Lord may have given us, He expects each of us to follow His guidance. Consider these words of wisdom from the book of Proverbs,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord …”  (Proverbs 3:5-7)

God does not want the bold personality to jump ahead of Him, nor does He want for the hesitant personality to lag behind. God wants each of us to seek His perfect plan and allow Him to accomplish it at His perfect pace.

For the daring personality, this may mean that sometimes we will have to take a step back. For the hesitant personality, this may mean that we will have to take a step forward. Yet when each of us stays in step with God’s perfect plan at His perfect pace, God’s perfect purpose is accomplished.

The New Living Translation says, “Seek His will in all you do” while the King James Version says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him.” I like both translations and together they give us some valuable advice.

First of all, we need to do as the New Living Translation says and “Seek God’s will” in everything we do. There is nothing too big, nor too small to be a part of God’s perfect plan. According to Jesus, our heavenly Father is concerned with even the number of hairs on our head. (see Luke 12:6-7)

In addition, as the King James Version says, once we discover God’s will, we need to “acknowledge” that His perfect will is always best. Even when things don’t seem to make sense to us at the time, we must trust that God’s will is always for our good and His glory.

Are you wrestling with some issue today? Let me remind you once again that God has a perfect will that He wants to unfold at His perfect pace, and will in the end accomplish His perfect purpose.

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