‘God’s Perfect Plan Accomplished at His Perfect Pace’ 


The body of Christ is composed of diverse believers with various backgrounds and unique qualities. Some believers are bold and daring, while others are more reserved and cautious. Some believers require orderliness, while others enjoy a bit of chaos. God has uniquely designed each of us according to His perfect will, and when we work together as the body of Christ, our individual differences increase our overall effectiveness.

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, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord…”  (Proverbs 3:5-7)

God does not want the bold personality to jump ahead of Him, nor does He want the hesitant personality to lag behind. He 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, and 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, 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)

Secondly, as the King James Version says, once we discover God’s will, we need to “acknowledge Him in our all ways.” 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.

God bless you, Brethren.

* Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture is taken from the New King James Version.

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