How Detailed is God's Plan?
“How detailed is God’s plan? Does He plan when we are going to mess up?”
It is true that Scripture tells us that God is all knowing, omniscient:
Psalm 139:1-10 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. English Standard Version (ESV)
We also know that God has given us the freedom to make our own choices. The Bible says that God’s laws are now written on our hearts and our minds: Hebrews 8:10
"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." (ESV)
For this reason deep down, we all know right from wrong. It takes a tremendous amount of indoctrination and brain washing to make anyone believe that what is evil is good and what is good is evil, but it happens every day. Yes, God knew from the start that humans would have the propensity to choose not to believe Him. Nevertheless, He made sure that there would be a way that we could be completely forgiven for distrusting Him and really “messing up” [see Genesis 3].
Thankfully, when we do walk away from God and chose to do what is wrong, He has made a way for us to turn our lives around and come back to Him because of the perfect life of His son – Jesus of Nazareth. But it is vital that we recognize our sin against God and then repent and chose to believe in God’s promises of forgiveness reserved for contrite hearts, and change our lives to focus on loving Him.God’s plan is incredibly detailed, and when you live your life according to His will you will begin to see how perfect and awesome He truly is. Remember this: you will never – ever regret doing what is right in the eyes of God, no matter how unpopular it may make you here on earth. However, you will always regret doing what is wrong in the eyes of God, because of the natural consequences that come with living outside of God’s design for our lives.