When they say that God has a plan for our lives, what exactly do they mean?

Do they mean that we will go through a series of events, meet the right people or what? What do they mean by "plan"? Like we will find our way to fullfilment or is everything already perfectly detailed planned out beforehand? Im confused by that concept.

17 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Some people do believe that everyone's life is predestined, personally I also find this a difficult concept to understand. However, I believe God does have a plan as he allows things, good and bad, to happen to us for a particular reason. We do not know this reason and we may not see what is coming, but God has atleast a rough idea!

    Have faith friend, God watches over you and guides you but never will he force you to do something against your will.

  • 8 years ago

    What most people fail to realize, is that if lives and events are planned beforehand and there is nothing we can do about it, then we don't have free will. It's an illusion, plain and simple. End of story.

    The next logical step in the sequence is that if everything is predestined, then there is no point to any of this. God knows who is going to heaven, who is going to hell, who is going to murder someone, and who is to be an atheist. All because he planned for it.

    Gods plan then for Eve was to eat the fruit. God's plan for Kane was to kill his brother.. and so on and so forth. I will never understand how people do not make these connections and realize that the most simple religious concepts are just straight up stupid after you follow them to their ultimate conclusions.

  • Jackie
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Everything the way it is now is against God. The people do not want Him in their government, or schools, or public lives. They want to do for themselves. They want to build & create of their own doing. So God must teach His children, through life's troubles, problems, worries, grief. That without our Creator God is doom & destruction. So God's plans come into effect. After evil and Satan are done away with, and Jesus has returned to establish God's Kingdom on Earth and a new governing system lead by Jesus will be ushered in. It's going to be Big, really big and we will be given key positions inside this new Kingdom of God. Now days we have 3 classes of people, but in the new Kingdom its Only 2 classes. Those who give orders, those who follow the orders. If you even make it in. You must be Born Again, you must be able to hear and follow Jesus and They have to trust you 100 percent to get key positions in the future Kingdom with authority. Masses of people will follow and come out of the great tribulation, into the Kingdom of God. His plans for us is to be an important part in Jesus eternal Kingdom of God. It's the begining of the new thing, God has plans for us to be in on it, to help with everything where we are needed. To don't get to choose positions, we are placed.

    Source(s): Bible study
  • Alice
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Some people believe that their lives are predestined, and that there's a reason for all the things that happen. This is highly (unsurprisingly) controversial though, because if you think about it, that reasoning doesn't leave room for free will - which many people will argue God *did* give people.

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  • Moi
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Well some abuse scripture in that regard. But God has a plan for all of us and that is repentance, and to allow him to remake us into the people that he wants us to be. He does that through his word the Holy Bible. If we never read it, then God's plan for us is to no avail. And we die in our sins.

    God allows us to lead our own lives but it must be by his word - or we face the consequences.

    1Pe 1:23 We must be born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.


    2Ti 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

  • 8 years ago

    It's just some ambiguous statement designed to allow individuals to correlate some sort of important event in their lives to a god figure.

  • neil s
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    They mean they have a strong need to believe everything will work out for the best, and pretend to know this is the case by attaching the vague notion of a deity to it.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    yes rom 8.28 declares just that. before we are born, god forms us physically and prepares us for our lives that he has ordained for us. psalm 139, jer 1, ephes 1. most people dont permit the plan of christ to be fulfilled in their lives but prefer their own. isaiah 53, which usually ends in disaster in some way. prov 14.12. christians do have trials of their faith but they are only to strengthen their faith to help others fulfill the plan of god that he has for them as well. 2 cor 1. chrislandwer@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    "I'm confused by that concept."

    You should be. THEY don't have a clue. THEY point fingers at each other and say "I am right and you are wrong".

    Flip a coin and then just go with the outcome, seems that is what THEY do.

  • 8 years ago

    It means the person is being horn swaddled by a con artist. - (one who will tell you it is God's purpose for you to do what he says -- or sell you books telling you how you can discover which career to follow.}

    Of course, there is a realistic answer. One that relates to what a good parent wants his children to do. "Good parents want their children to get-along with each other."

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