Guidance: Have I Missed God’s Best?
Written byJim Petty
What choice should I make? How do I know that my decision will fit with God’s plan for me?
“We tend to think that while God has a ‘best’ plan for our life, he also has ‘cheaper’ plans for people who miss the best,” writes Petty. “But for those who are in Christ, there is only one plan.”
Petty explains that God’s plan and our actions work in concert. With all the decisions we face and despite the mistakes we make, God works in all things for the good, transforming us into the image of Christ (Rom. 8:28). How comforting to know that our choices fulfill that plan in every detail.
About the Author
James C. Petty, MDiv, DMin, is executive director emeritus of the Children’s Jubilee Fund in Erdenheim, Pennsylvania.
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Publication Year: 2003