– Woodrow Kroll
He Predestined You
Incredible as it sounds, God planned you from before time began. In fact, you were in God’s mind before anything else existed (besides God Who has always existed). The Apostle Paul writes that God “chose us in [Christ] before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will” (Eph 1:4-5). That is one reason God will not ever give up on you.
He Saved You
When God granted you repentance (2nd Tim 2:25), and brought you to faith in Christ, He didn’t bring you this far to abandon you. The Apostle Paul wrote, “I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me” (2nd Tim 2:12). God won’t ever give up on you because He is still working in you and through you by His Spirit. He didn’t save you to give up on you.
He Has Plans For You
God has called you, God has saved you, and finally, God has plans for you. Even though this was written to Israel, the idea that Jeremiah writes about can be said of us, as he wrote, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer 29:11). Here is why I can say with authority that God has plans for you. The Apostle Paul says we are not saved by works (Eph 2:8), but saved for works, as he writes that “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph 2:10). These works were prepared beforehand, perhaps when He predestined us and planned to save us, and now, all we must do is walk in the good works that He’s prepared for us to walk in, however we must take that first step.
Woodrow Kroll says “Never give up on God because He never gives up on you,” and we know that’s biblical because He has predestined you to be saved and is not going to quit on you, even if you quit on him. That’s because He has plans for you today and tomorrow, and into eternity.