Years ago I watched as the father sitting in front of me in the church service placed his arm around his son. The boy was about 8. He listened ever so intently to the pastor who was speaking, and with his father, followed the Bible passage the preacher referenced.
It was a powerful scene. After the service, I felt impressed to walk up to the boy and speak to him: “God has a plan for your life. Keep on following Him. It was a joy to watch you during the service.” I smiled at the father and walked off.
A few days later I received an e-mail from the boy’s dad. (I’m still not sure how he discovered my identity.) He spoke of the impact my words had on his son and thanked me for giving his son this blessing.
When I was a teenager, an elderly man visited our church. After the youth choir sang, the man came up to me and said, “God’s hand is on your life.” Those words had such a deep impact on me!
When our girls were growing up, I would tell them to “look at my nose” when I spoke to them (kind of a fun way of making eye contact), and I would remind them of how special they were and that God had a plan for their lives.
Do you believe the God of the universe knows you personally and has a plan for your life? He does! What an adventure we have as God’s children! Our lives are not accidents. We are not controlled by circumstances.
Maybe your spouse needs to be reminded of this. Maybe your children do. Or perhaps others you encounter today need you to bless them with the reminder that God has special plans for them. Great plans! Make time today to pass on this life-changing message.