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His Good Pleasure

 

For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13 NKJV). Do you often think that God is at work in your life right now? Some people think this means that God is making you do something you don’t want to do. God has a plan for your life, but it’s a plan you will love. He isn’t winding people up and pointing them in a direction to go. He isn’t trying to make you go to Africa as a missionary. He is working His plan through whatever you are doing. You are part of the plan. He is working His good pleasure in your life. Whatever it is we know, it’s good.

“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Romans 8:29). I don’t think God is trying to direct every minute of our lives. He is trying to get us to turn left but we turn right. The purpose is much grander than what we will eat today. Not that He won’t help us in all these little things when we ask. Nevertheless, He is working in us the image of Jesus.

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