For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
This scripture is one of my favorites. Perhaps because as I talk to people about turning their dreams2destiny, I need them to have hope and actually believe that what God said about them is true. I am always saying things that God said about me...things like "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me" or "with God ALL things are possible". I have found that encouraging yourself in the Lord is a very powerful way to lift up your spirits! You can be your own cheerleader!
This scripture talks about what the Lord knows: "For I know the plans I have for you..." He has a plan. A plan for you and me. The challenge for each one of us is that we need to know the plan too. You know the plan by hanging out with the planner; following the game plan. That plan is to give you hope. That plan is to deliver to you an end result that you can be proud of and happy living. So really it all boils down to this: do you believe what the Lord says in His Word? Things like the fact that He does not want harm to come your way and that you have a bright and prosperous future? Do you know the plan?