God’s vision is infinitely bigger than our own; he sees a much larger picture for our lives. We tend to look at our limited resources and abilities and make our plans according to what we can see. If we are left to our own devices, we will always build much smaller things than God wants to build. Lift your eyes to God and ask him to reveal his plan for your life. Dennis Kinlaw says we ought not determine what God wants to do in our lives by what we can see. As you think about your life right now, what plans are you working on that are based solely on what you can see with your own eyes, or what you believe you can accomplish with the resources you can identify? What would it look like for you to trust God and relinquish to him, so that you can know and begin to accomplish the future God has in mind for you?
This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”