Understanding God and his plan for us can make it easier for us to navigate the decisions we face throughout our lives.
Making decisions can be stressful, especially if we are worried about making the right choices for our futures. In her LDS.org blog article “You’re Not Messing Up God’s Plan for You,” Ariel Szuch describes her perception of God’s plan for her: “I’m learning that His plan for me is a lot less like a laser-crossed minefield and a lot more of a journey of coming to know myself and coming to know Him.” We need to have a better understanding of God and what “His plan for me” means for each of us. With knowledge and guidance from God, we can decide with him our future and fulfill his plan for us.
Szuch provides some explanations of what God’s plan is. It is “a journey of joyful discovery” that begins where we are. It includes invitations to reconcile our will with the Lord’s and to practice trusting him. And it is based on the understanding that “Jesus Christ is the Way.”
Szuch also explains what God’s plan is not. It is not insisting that life should be exactly what we want or expect it to be. It is not being forced by God to accept his will. And it is not one predetermined “perfect, rigid way to live.”
Everyone has doubts and fears about the future, but by getting to know God and realizing what his plan actually is, we can know that we are not messing up our futures. The plan “is not a commitment to be perfect . . . ; it’s a commitment to keep practicing.”
Discover more of Ariel Szuch’s insights about what God’s plan is and isn’t, and get a free printable in her featured article “You’re Not Messing Up God’s Plan for You.”
Source: LDS.org Blog
—Kiana Kekauoha, Mormon Insights
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