The Dwelling Place: 5 Days Towards a Life Well Spent

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Devotional

Who Needs a Five-Year Plan?  


Where do you see yourself in five years? How are you going to get there?


You’ve probably heard these questions a time or two. Society seems to expect young adults to know exactly what we’ll do for the rest of our lives. And, actually, knowing what our future has in store is also one of the deepest desires of our hearts. We all want purpose—to live for something greater. We try to plan each tiny detail of our lives, and we want them to play out according to our timing.


Despite our best-laid plans, God has some ideas of His own for our lives. And when we focus less on figuring out our own five-year plans and more on knowing and enjoying God, we begin to see the future He has in store for us—His perfect plan—unfold.


God’s promise is clear—He’ll lead us to a place of prosperity and hope. This promise doesn’t include a blueprint or an answer to every question. It doesn’t include a specific date to expect restoration. He just said, “I promise.”


When your future is flooded with uncertainty, rest in God’s promise, knowing He is directing every step you take.


Prayer

Father, create in me the passion to seek Your presence above all things and to trust You with the unknown.