From the fall at the Garden of Eden onward we are given glimpses of the Messiah to come, the Savior of the world, the One who will free us, Jesus. The Old Testament chronicles the unfolding of God's plan to rescue through Jesus His Son.
Perhaps the most amazing part of this unfolding are the sheer number of people, either neutral or enemies of God, that end up advancing God's plan further and further along. The Pharaoh (Gen. 41:1-36) of Egypt in Joseph's time and the Pharaoh many years later that will push Israel out of Egypt (see Exodus 7 onward) both serve as great examples of this.
The point being made is this: no matter what, what God wills to be done will be done. That's not to say that He coerces us into a certain direction or extinguishes our freewill, but that whether we serve Him, or try to subvert His will, God's plan will ultimately come to fruition. Satan thought He could stop God's plan of salvation, but He only pushed it further along. Here's the most wonderful part, there is no better plan than what God has planned for us.
Christians, our future is bright! Let us say with great enthusiasm, "His will be done!"
How can we better learn to let go of our plans and trust that God has things under control?
Think about one or two moments in your life that have helped shape who you are. Think about the lessons those moments taught you and write down some ways you can use what you learned to help the furthering of God's plan to save the world.
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