Does God have a Perfect Plan For Your Life?

The Evangelical Liberal

While we’re still in the first flush of the New Year, making plans with the blank page of the future open before us, it’s maybe worth considering this question.

It’s become a kind of evangelical evangelistic cliché: ‘God loves you and has a perfect plan for your life’. But does he?

And if he does, is it a single set way that it we divert from we’ve strayed from the true path of God’s will? Or is it okay to wander around a bit, make it up as you go along, practice serendipity, even muck it up a bit?

These questions become particularly relevant and urgent around major life decisions. What happens if we mess up our choice of career, marriage, house move, school for the kids?

We’re currently in process of looking for a new house, and also for secondary schools for our daughter (high schools for US readers)…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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