Glimpses into the Father's Heart

Where Your Destiny Lives!

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Where Your Destiny Lives!

by Steve Trullinger

Your destiny lives in a place of perfect nurture and protection:  Abba’s heart!

Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the favorite verses of many Christians:

“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. [Jer 29:11]

Among the reasons for this verse being a favorite is the fact that there is no judgment, warning, or condition contained in this exhilarating declaration by the Father.  

Indeed, it is better than we first realize! For example, the Hebrew word translated as “know” is yada, which implies much more than simple “awareness.” It connotates intimate, complete, relational knowledge of the plans he has for us.

In other words, Abba “holds” his plans for us within his heart, as treasures to be protected and nurtured.

If that is not enough to bring you thrill, there is more!  In the Hebrew culture of the day, a man’s thoughts were regarded as part of the man. Contrast that with the Greek way of regarding thoughts as somehow greater than the thinker, and to be valued more highly on their own “merits.” But to the Hebrew, God could no more separate himself from his plans for us than he could separate himself from the Holy Spirit!

So, the Hebrew reader of Jeremiah 29:11 would understand that God’s plans for him were in fact a part of God himself! Thus, we can be greatly encouraged by this conclusion:

Your future is a part of God!

Abba’s plans for you most certainly have, as an integral component, your destiny at their core. In view of the immense value this destiny has in Abba’s sight, you can be thrilled concerning the place where it lives: in the most fascinating place in the universe!

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