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Devotional: God Wants the Best for You!

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Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Spring marks the beginning of a new season in your life. This means that you get to put away all the trials and negativity from last season, and prepare for something new. As stated in Ecclesiastes 3, we are told that there is a time for everything. This is your time to go after God’s best! It’s not a coincidence that the seasons change from winter to spring. From dreary to bright. Like your life, each season prepares you for the next. But, the great thing to remember is that no matter what season you are in, God wants the best for you!

A few years ago, I was up for a promotion. I was beyond excited at the opportunity to do something new. To do something better than I had been doing. For more responsibility and fulfillment. You probably know from experience, how excited you get when new opportunities present themselves. The feelings that you get from imagining yourself getting that job, raise, client, or etc. You become happy because even though you haven’t received it yet, you have faith that you will. This is the same way that you should view this season.

You may be in a storm or have just gotten out of one. Whatever the case may be, you have to have faith that you will win. God wants you to look at each day as a new beginning. Focus on what the outcome of this season will be. What do you want to happen during this season? What changes do you need to make to get the outcome that you desire? By shifting your focus from the obstacle to the blessing, you take control of the situation.

I didn’t get the promotion, but I learned a valuable lesson. By imagining myself getting the promotion and the perks that went along with it, I stopped worrying about my situation. Back then, I was unhappy with my life and the job that I held. I knew that I wanted to do something that challenged me. When I took a chance and applied for the promotion, I knew that there was a possibility that I wouldn’t get it, but I had faith. I knew that even if that didn’t work out, I wouldn’t remain stuck at a job that I disliked. It made me take action in changing my circumstances. That experience led me on a journey of discovering God and all that He has for me.

You may not know how you will make it, but have faith. God wants the best for you. He will never leave you broken. He will make you whole and He will turn your situation around. This is your season of new beginnings.

Affirmation: Spring has sprung, so that means it’s time for something new in my life. This season I will not focus on the circumstances. I will focus on the wonderful outcome, because God wants the best for me.

 

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