Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I sat across the table from a man, considered an icon, known throughout the world for his work with the poor and needy.  I could not wait to hear what he had to say.  I was poised, ready to change, and experience, whatever was necessary to impact others as he had done.  His few words have spoke volumes into my life.

I know.  I can be wordy.  I love words, a lot of them. One thing I know is that words, good and bad, leave a mark on our soul.  And, a few words can change the way we live.
His few words were the kind of words that bring hope and make a difference: God has a plan. God never fails.  God will never leave you.  Live your life in God's plan and you will never fail, even, if, the whole world thinks you have failed.   Why?  God has a plan.
Those words have helped me to move through the darkest places of life.  He was right; no matter how bleak life becomes, it does not need to be the end of our story.  It's easy to think that failing will define the rest of  life.  But.  When we step into living with God, we step into living in His power that makes us not only conquerors of the stuff of life, but more than conquerors.

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then can condemn? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us . . . No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:21-34, 37 TNIV).

The things we look at as failures will be used in our life.  Failures are not the end of the story; the words, telling us that we are more than conquerors, make it clear that God has a plan beyond what we see. God is with us.  God will not leave us. God is for us.  So. Who, or what, can be against us?
Press into the words, God has a plan.  
Every night after the household chores are done . . . put your feet up . . . breathe . . . review the day . . . and remember the words, you are more than a conqueror.  God has a plan.

Learning to Kickstart the day believing the words, God has a plan, which makes me more than a conqueror,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED