Summary: God has a master plan for each of us.
GOD HAS A MASTER PLAN
Lyndon Johnson was the President of the United States of America during the 1960’s. He was quite famous for his love of speed. Once Evangelist Dr. Billy graham and his wife were invited to his farmhouse in Texas. This farmhouse was located by the side of a river amidst lush green surroundings. While the dinner was getting ready, President Lyndon took the Graham couple for a car ride around his farm. We know that farms usually have only country roads, and the President took his open car and started speeding up through ups and downs. Sometimes even hitting the branches of trees, he sped past his farm in full speed. Suddenly he took the car towards the riverbed, and without any warning turned right onto the water. The speed was so high that the car kept moving over the water for a few seconds before they came back to the riverbed.
After coming back to the farmhouse, the President had something to say to the Graham couple. He said that whenever he hit the water most people jumped out. He was actually surprised that these people didn’t jump out. Hearing this Dr.Billy graham’s wife Ruth answered. “You are the President of the United States. I figured you knew what you were doing”. I figured you knew what you were doing.
I hope you understood the underlying meaning of these words. Whenever we come across troubles in life, it may be small or big, we tend ask God many questions. We would say I don’t want to continue like this. Some people even put a full stop for their Christian life. But if God is the President of your life, the one who made the heavens and earth, the one who made the whole universe, the one who created you and me, the unchanging God almighty if he is in the driving seat, He knows very clearly what he is doing in your life.
Many of us have heard of Fanny Crosby. She had lost her eyesight at the age of six due to the negligence of the doctor who treated her. She didn’t give up but started writing Christian songs. More than 8000 wonderful songs came out of her pen and many of them were hits in the U.S. One day her friend , she was a musician, came to see her. After a while she started playing a tune in the instrument. After playing this lady asked Fanny. “What do you say about this tune?” After meditating for a while, Fanny said, “Yes this tune is telling me something. You know what it is-
‘BLESSED ASSURANCE JESUS IS MINE
OH WHAT A FORTASTE OF GLORY DEVINE’
Within a few minutes this wonderful song came into being. Fanny was blind, she couldn’t see this beautiful world, but she was very sure in one thing that who is guiding her. It was her blessed assurance.
All of us have certain plans for our life. Some would say I want to become an engineer. Some would say I want to become a doctor, some would say I want to become an accountant and so on and so forth. Even nations do plan. In India we have the five-year plans through which the nation tries to achieve certain targets within that period. In town planning, there is something called the master plan. Top brains in the field; sweat their brains out to make a comprehensive plan, which decides how this city should develop in the next 25 or even 50 years.
God has a master plan for our life. This Holy Bible is full of characters, whose lives were really master planned by God almighty in many different ways. When we surrender our plans to God, when we learn to trust God, this master plan starts working.
All of us know about Moses. He was not an ordinary man. He grew up in a palace. Must’ve had good education, may be a degree in martial arts from the King Pharaoh Military Academy. May be he knew how to ride the latest model Egyptian chariots ranging from 2 horse power to 16 horse power. But when God decided to use him to deliver his people, he needed a different kind of training. He had to travel through the desert all the way to Midian, possibly passing even the mount Horeb to reach there. If you study the map it is almost the same area, the Israelites went through towards the Promised Land. Then in Midian he was given a herd of sheep to look after. Moses started climbing mountains and walked miles and miles to find pasture and water for his sheep in the wilderness. Sleepless nights became quite often. He was actually humbled. We see a picture of this Moses in Exo.3: 6. Let’s read that verse. Moses was trying to hide his face.