Jeremiah 29:11-13

Jeremiah 29:10-14 MSG

[10-11] This is God ‘s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. [12] “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. [13-14] “When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God ‘s Decree. “I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you”— God ‘s Decree—”bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it. …

We, as people, cannot decide who God will use, nor decide which direction God should lead us.  It is His plan and purpose, tailored to each person.

Listen, God will move whether we agree with Him or not.  What He desires, His purpose will be accomplished.

We all have a journey to go on, God has already positioned people, places, and things; listen, time and destiny will meet.  Nothing can thwart (defeat, stop, hinder) the move of God, nor stay His hand; His plans are never unsuccessful.

Psalm 33:10-12 MSG

[10-12] God takes the wind out of Babel pretense, he shoots down the world’s power-schemes. God ‘s plan for the world stands up, all his designs are made to last. Blessed is the country with God for God; blessed are the people he’s put in his will.

Job 42:1-2 AMP

[1] THEN JOB said to the Lord, [2] I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted. …

The heart of God is being fulfilled from the beginning of time; we must align ourselves to His moving.  He trying to align us under the proper authority, so that we can be blessed and fulfill the divine purpose on our lives.

Prov 19:21

We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God ‘s purpose prevails.

Proverbs 16:9 MSG

[9] We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.

Hard times and hard stuff will come, this time, don’t run away, “Do the Hard Stuff;” this will bring you a greater peace. God will sustain you!

Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG

[11-12] It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

The set time of God, is all about His timing.  Many times our set time will not  to take us where we expect.  Trust God.  Only He knows when, where, and how your set time begins.  It will not always be easy to get to, it takes the power of faith to get there.  God has to begin to weed out all the mess.

Acts 2:23 AMP

[23] This Jesus, when delivered up according to the definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and put out of the way killing Him by the hands of lawless and wicked men.

The actions of evil people can serve God’s purpose, for example, Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

The key to this entire message is don’t focus on the shock and pain of what happens, when those we trust most betray us; we must look at the One Who sustains us.