Mary's Song: Part 3: God's Blessings
Mary wrote a song in the book of Luke. In her song she explains 5 reasons why she accepted God’s destiny for her life, even though it would bring her criticism.
Here is her third reason:
3. Because it is the key to BLESSING.
I want God’s blessing on my life. I want God’s blessing on your life. But the key to God’s blessing is to go with his destiny for our life. God isn’t going to bless our plan.
We have to remember, God owes us nothing. If we say, “forget God, I’m going to go with my plan for my life,” God owes us nothing. God only blesses when we do what we were created to do. Following God’s destiny is the way we get God’s blessing on our life. And Mary knew this. She knew that faith and obedience to God were the keys to his blessings.
Luke 1:48-50 (CEV) From now on, all people will say God has blessed me. God All-Powerful has done great things for me, and his name is holy. He always shows mercy to everyone who worships him.
What’s Mary saying here? She’s going, “if I accept God’s destiny for my life, I’m going to be the most blessed woman on the planet. What God is going to do through me will never be forgotten.”
Here’s the question: Could Mary have said no to God’s destiny for her? Yes. God doesn’t ever force his plan on us. He gives us a choice, because he wants us to follow him because we love him, not because we’re forced to love him.
If God had wanted to, he could have given you no free will; you would have had to do what he wanted you to do. He could have made you a puppet, a marionette on strings and you would have no choice. But God says, it’s only love if you choose to love. So you can choose not to love God. You can choose to not follow his destiny for your life.
The fact is, most of the people in the world miss their destiny, but you don’t have to.
How will you be sure you don’t miss God’s plan for your life and the blessings he has for you?
God doesn’t force his plan on us. What choices will you make this week to follow God’s plan rather than your own?