So often I get caught up in the day, doing this, determining that, as if I am in control of my world. I go about throughout the day full steam ahead in the power of my own strength as if what I am purposing to do in myself will come to a good end.
It doesn’t take long for it to all fall apart, leaving me fully aware that it’s not in me to purpose to do this or that; it’s God through which the purpose is made real and only in Him can it be manifest in our lives.
Isaiah 14:26-27 “This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it ? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?”
Who is it to question what His purpose is or that what He has purposed will come truly come to pass ? He created all that exists, He is in control of all that exists, and what He has purposed will be as He hath said it will be.
Ephesians 1:8-9 “Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:”
The fact that He has given us His Word by which we can learn of His intended purpose, allowing us the opportunity to become a part of His purposed plan is beyond my comprehension. He has given us the ability to come before Him to learn of His intended purpose, just as the coach goes over the playbook before the game, God stands ready to give us the purpose and plan for each new day.
Ephesians 3:11-12 “According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.”
Not only do we have the ability to learn of His intended purpose, we can gain access to the confidence we need to fulfill that purpose through our faith in Him. It is in and through our faith that we become part of His intended purpose. Once we have accepted Christ as our Savior we become part of that which He hath purposed to do, so that in and through us He can be glorified.
Ephesians 1:11-12 “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.”
So it is when I begin my day in acknowledgement of who He is that created me, knowing that I was created to live each day of my life for that which He hath purposed . . . then and only then, it is a Good Day for I am living toward that which He hath purposed.