There are plans for you. It is written in Jeremiah 29:11 that God has plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future. That's good news. That's encouraging. You have something to smile about. So, smile!
God has given you something to look forward to. You are given the opportunity to be giddy with expectation. Excitement should encompass you when you think about what God has in store for you. Be it in heaven or in earth, you can be hopeful. Great plans, great things are ahead. Praise God!
And yet... there's another set of plans hoovering in the balance for you. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 2:11 that "we are not ignorant of his (Satan's) schemes". A scheme by definition is a plan. It is an agenda.
So, now, we know that there are two agendas that reside in heavenly places for us. One good. One evil. One meant to prosper us. One meant to harm us. Though we can't always see it, the powers and principalities behind both agendas are currently working to bring their plan to manifestation. So, what do we do about these plans for us, both the good one and the evil one?
Well, we can't prevent the evil agenda from being formed. However, we can pray that the execution of the evil agenda be frustrated, and that the good agenda will prevail. I have three scriptures that reveal how God frustrated and foiled the plans of the enemy. I encourage you to read Daniel 3:28 and 2 Samuel 17:14. These accounts will show you how God ruined the enemies' plan for His people. I'll list the third scripture here:
The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
Psalm 33:10 NIV
We know that no weapon formed against the servants of the Lord will prosper (Isaiah 54:17). God did not promise that the weapon wouldn't form. But He promised that it wouldn't prosper. Likewise, the evil agenda in the heavenly realm is set for you and me. But if we pray and remain steadfast in the wisdom and knowledge of the Holy Bible, the evil plans will be foiled, and the good plans will prosper. If you're willing, please join me in a word of prayer.
Most Gracious Father, I thank you for the plans that you have for us. I thank you that they are good, that they are meant to prosper us, and to give us hope and a future. We are grateful that despite our wrongdoings, you love us enough to have such an awesome agenda for us.
Lord, we are aware that the enemy has also made plans for us. Plans to kill, steal, and destroy. Father, we ask that those plans be frustrated right now in the mighty name of Jesus. We ask that they return to the enemy void. May the evil agenda be ruined and foiled now and forever more. Let no weapon formed against us prosper.
Please keep us, our spouses, children, parents, siblings, family, and friends in a hedge of protection, safe from the execution of demonic schemes. May only your sweet and beautiful plan manifest for us and our loved ones. We ask this of you by the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
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