His Plan And His Purpose(s)
Unfortunately, I am not a planner. Fortunately, my wife is a planner. For the majority of my Christian walk I have known God through my studies as someone who counted the cost before sending The Word of God in flesh, Emanuel, Christ Jesus. The enlightenment I am experiencing now in my life is God as The Planner.
God had and has a Master Plan in place. Scripture verses that speaks to this idea are - Isaiah 28:29, Jeremiah 29:11 and Ephesians 1:11 to name a few.
Isaiah 28:29 says,
"All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent."
Jeremiah 29:11 says,
"'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.'"
Ephesians 1:11 says,"In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,"