A Life of Significance is worth seeking

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

If you’re like most people you spend your days just trying to survive. You’ve probably said things like “I’ve just got to get through the day” or “Will this day ever end?”

Now I know you’ve had those bad days, and sorry to say, you will probably have a bad day or two in the future. That’s life! But just getting by is not what God has planned for you. His plan for your life goes far beyond survival. His plan is one of significance.

God said in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Now doesn’t that sound like a great plan? I don’t know about you, but I want that kind of life. Don’t you? Yeah, I thought so!

So how do you tap into this plan that God has for you. The very first thing you need do is submit your life and plans to God.

In Proverbs 16:3, God said, “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

Do you want to succeed in life? Then commit your plans to God.

When you commit your plans to him, what you’re saying is “God, I’m not so good at this life-planning thing. In fact most of my plans end up in utter failure. I want to move from a life of survival to one of significance. I need some help. I need your help.”

If you begin to think, pray and live this way, get ready – you’re in for a radical life change. You see when you give God permission to plan your life, he does a really good job.

The Bible keeps no secrets about God’s designed significance for your life. The problem comes in when you keep your plans a secret from him. People often think, “Oh man, this is going to be really good. I love this idea,” only to leave God completely out of it. Then they wonder why they fail.

If you really want a significant life change, you have to stop leaving God out of your plans. If you really want your life to succeed, you have to commit your plans to him.

The reality we all must face is that God is really the only one who knows what’s best for us. He wants you to live a life of significance.

Live on purpose,

Pastor Zac

Zac Elliot is the pastor of Fusion Christian Church in Temecula. For more information, visit www.myfusionchurch.com.

One Response to "A Life of Significance is worth seeking"

  1. Christopher   August 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    It seems rituals, idols and wealth have distracted many people, and then there is that cell-phone thing. I am not the real churchly type but often I wonder what happened to the modern Christian church that was once an important part of life for survival.

    One of many rituals I have observed are these two young men in white shirts riding bicycles; they make their way through my neighborhood periodically. I have never figured out what exactly they hope to accomplish but I do enjoy talking with them. They are polite and so I told them about an elderly lady down the street I met while walking who is a widow and lives alone, she actually lives across the street from their church.

    I told her the young men will be visiting soon and that someone from the church might stop in once in a while to check on her, she would really appreciate that. As of today no one from that church has ever showed up. Through her window she watches how every Sunday the church club members block her driveway, parking in front of her house.

    There are three different groups of polite people that visit my front door, there is no hope for widows and orphans if they are in the wrong club… ask them they are too busy.

    Is doing good just a nice way of life from the past or necessary in Salvation?

    If you say no, then Pastors you have done your job well and I assure you, someone will have to answer for this interpretation. Now pull your head out and tell the members in your own club, they “will lose everything” by way of doing nothing.

    ‘Lord, when did I see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

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