Purpose and Direction

Jeremiah 29:11

11 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. (NIV)

11 I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. (The Message)

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight. (NIV)

 

James 1:5-6a

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.(NIV)

 

Ephesians 5:15-17

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. (NIV)

 

Proverbs 19:20-21

20 Listen to advice and accept discipline,

and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. (NIV)

 

Proverbs 22:3

3 The prudent see danger and take refuge,

but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. (NIV)