Everything Serves His Plan | Joel Osteen
We all go through moments in life that we don’t understand. The setback may not seem fair, but what you can’t see is how God is using it to serve His plan. Stay in faith. God is setting you up to move you forward!
I want to talk to you today about how everything serves his plan. We all have things happen to us in life that we don’t understand, things that are taken longer than they should, doors that have closed. We did the right thing, but we didn’t get the promotion, or people that have turned on us, a co-worker said untrue things and now it’s set us back. It’s easy to live frustrated and fight against everything we don’t like. “God, why is this happening? When are you going to turn it around”? We think that it’s holding us back, but Psalm 119 says, “Everything serves his plan”.
Not just the good things, not just the times where you’re being promoted, you’re seeing things change in your favor. We know that serving God’s plan, we’re moving forward, but what we don’t always realize is the delays are serving his plan, the betrayals are serving his plan, the person that walked away is serving his plan. That door that closed, the contract that didn’t go through, if that wouldn’t have happened, you couldn’t reach your destiny. You wanted it so badly, what you couldn’t see is God had something better. He loves you too much to let you miss your purpose. You may not like it, it doesn’t seem fair, but it’s serving his plan.
That silent season, where you’re doing the right thing, but nothing’s improving: you’re being overlooked, people with less experience, less talent are passing you by – that’s an important time, you’re being developed, you’re getting stronger. Without that season you wouldn’t be prepared for what’s coming. When you understand that everything serves his plan, then you don’t live frustrated, when things are unfair. You don’t get upset, when you don’t get your way. You realize, the closed door wasn’t a bad break, it was God shutting the door. The person that walked away wasn’t a coincidence, it was God moving them away, they were serving his plan.
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