You Can Trust God for Your Destiny
“Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior’” (Luke 1:46-47 NIV).
When it comes to planning, many Christians act like atheists. They realize Jesus saved them, but they don’t really trust him. They think they can plan their life any way they want to. But the reality is that God created everyone and made each person for a unique purpose. He has a specific destiny for everyone.
God had a plan for Mary. He chose her, and he created her to become the mother of the Son of God. And what was Mary’s response? She didn’t say, “I’ve got my own plans for my life. I’m too busy. I have to do what’s best for me.” No, she realized God had a purpose for her life, and she was willing to do whatever he wanted.
Her response was a song of praise: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46-47 NIV). Mary recognized that God was her Lord and Savior, and she was eager to do his will. She trusted him with her life, even though she knew no one would believe her when she told them what the angel said.
Do you trust that God has made you for a specific destiny? The Bible says, “Know that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends” (Psalm 100:3 NCV).
God’s destiny for your life is better than any plan you’ll ever come up with. So if you’re going to trust somebody with your life, who better to trust than your Maker, the one who created you for a purpose?
Talk It Over
What plans have you been making for yourself? How well do they reflect your trust in God and his will?
How does truly trusting God for your destiny affect your prayer life, your relationships with other people, and your perspective on world events?
Take a few moments, and write some words of praise to God that reflect your desire to do his will and fulfill his purpose for your life.
This devotional © 2019 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.