God has a great master plan for His world, and everyone has a part in it, great or small. This fact—that God has a plan for your life—may seem much more abstract than concrete. Sometimes it seems like your daily life is cyclical and lacking focus and direction. Sometimes you feel so small or insignificant or alone. Friends tell you that God’s plan is not always clear to us, and we must just be patient. But it’s not easy to wait on God.
“And Mary said,
‘My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for He has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name.’” (Luke 1:46-49)
Mary goes on in her song to proclaim God’s faithfulness to His people, but this first part focuses on her thankfulness for having such a special place in God’s plan. Everything is on the line—her integrity, her family’s reputation, and even her marriage. But her faith in God is unwavering, and He gives her courage and peace. She sees that her longsuffering and faith will bring forth glory and honor for her God, and she is glad to be His vessel.
Likewise, our acknowledging of our place in His plan leads us to praise. We will not always know exactly how God is using us as Mary did, but as we follow and trust Him, we can be sure that we are honoring Him in our faithfulness. Even if you feel small, your witness as His child is a pleasing aroma to God, and He is receiving glory. This is a truth that you can rejoice in (2 Corinthians 2:14-15).
I rejoice in God that I have a place in his plan. (Luke 1:46-49, Driving Reflections—Praise/Adoration)