What the Bible Says About God’s

 

Original Plan for Your Life

 

 

What the Bible Says About God's Original Plan for Your Life

God takes the initiative

God takes the initiative. Nature and all of creation is God’s handiwork. Consider how you and I ended up on the one planet that supports life. Surely, that is no coincidence.

The Book of Genesis, records how God deliberately designed mankind to have a personal relationship with Him. So the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is our story. 

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This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. 

– Genesis 2:4-5 NKJV

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground -trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 

– Genesis 2:7-9 NIV

Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” 

– Genesis 2:15-17 NKJV

We were not created to be robots. God designed us to have a free will,
giving us the ability to choose Him or not.

Adam’s choice was catastrophic in scope as we inherited all of its consequences.
It caused everything that’s wrong with the world we live in.

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

 – Genesis 3:1-7 NIV

And to the man he said, “Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I  commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” Then the man – Adam – named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live.

– Genesis 3:17-20 NLT

God takes the initiative. Inspite of Adam’s failure, God made a way of escape for us through Jesus Christ.
This is THE good news! The cross was God’s plan to take away all that was wrong and broken
in the fall and make it right and whole again. 

The gospel shows us that God is actively involved in His original design for our lives,
bringing us back onto His original plan of an abundantly rich and life.

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

– Colossians 1:15-17 NIV

Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for – will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. 

– John 10:10 MSG

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. 

– Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.

– John 15:16 NLT