Always In Control

Day 3 of 3 • This day’s reading

Devotional

No one can stand in God’s way. No one. Not even you. Not even me. Not even that enemy, compulsion or circumstance that is seeking to take you down. Nothing can thwart God’s plan because, as the Scripture says, “He does whatever He pleases” (Psalm 115:3).


Now, you can be on the good side of God’s sovereignty, or you can be on the bad side of God’s sovereignty. That doesn’t change His sovereignty. It just changes your personal experience of it. It’s like when a parent tells a teenager, “We can make this easy, or we can make it hard—that’s up to you.” Meaning, the teenager’s choices will have an impact on how the parents go about teaching the lesson they are trying to convey. And while your actions never determine God’s providence, your actions do influence how that providence comes to light in your life.


God’s plans may be made manifest with your cooperation, or they may be made manifest in spite of your rebellion. Regardless, His pathways and plans will come about. God knows that whichever direction you go on the path He’s placed before you, He will get you to His intended destination. Now, due to your own choices, that may mean delays and treacherous treks—or even, like Moses, the loss of realizing the experience of the dream (Deuteronomy 34:4). But He will keep pointing you in the direction He desires until His sovereign rule is achieved.


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