You have heard that “God has a wonderful plan for your life.” He does. The thing about it is that is doesn’t just fall on your life regardless of what you do. There are levels and degrees of the will and plan of God we live in, and it isn’t up to God but up to us.
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
He desires that we all prosper and succeed. But most Christians I know are always struggling and never quite reaching the successful, abundant, fruitful life spoken of in the Word. Why is that? It is because the degree you prosper in life is directly connected to how much your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.
God has a wonderful plan for every person, but not everyone will reach it. Few actually live the highest plans of God. Many are called but few are chosen.
Matthew 20:16 – So those who [now] are last will be first [then], and those who [now] are first will be last [then]. For many are called, but few chosen.
Matthew 22:14 – For many are called (invited and summoned), but few are chosen.
Why is it that many don’t live in the fullness of God’s will and plan? It takes a fight to get to it.