Some people are waiting for God to act, to "open a door," to make things "right" for us so we can grow into the people God wishes us to be. They wait, sometimes a lifetime, for God to "put the right person" into their lives, either a mate or a boss or a benefactor.
But we should stop waiting, and start acting. Because Jesus, the one He chose and sent to us as a teacher, tells us God does not show favoritism among people, and the scriptures teach us that He does not accept bribes to do our bidding for us (Deut. 10:17.) The creator of the Universe is not our door man, our butler, or our personal magic Genie.
Instead, Jesus tells us God wishes us to serve others and love God COMPLETELY, with all that we have and all that we are. He does not tell us to wait for God to make our wishes come true. He calls us to ACT to fulfill others' needs.
God has done, and will continue to do, all He can to prepare us to confront any challenge. We must pledge to use what he's given us to do Good on behalf of others.
What, then, is God's "plan for our lives?" Nothing less than to love Him with all we have, and serve others completely. In this way, we grow into the people God wants us to become.
His PLAN is for us to be spiritually ready for WHOMEVER and WHATEVER comes into our paths.
God's plan for our lives is for us to be spiritually prepared to handle whatever life throws at us.
Inspired by God, we help those around us. God works through us when we allow Him to inspire us to work in holiness. And we may know what we can do all God wants us to do because He has chosen and sent us Jesus as an example to follow. And this Jesus spent every day of his life perfectly serving others completely and putting others above his own comfort and desires.
God's plan for our lives is that we are spiritually prepared to serve in perfect love.
God's plan for our lives is that we serve others wherever we are.
God's plan for our lives is to be ready to serve and love people in whatever situation we find ourselves.
God helps prepare us, at birth, by giving us a thirst for knowledge of Righteousness, and a will that can freely choose to serve Him.
God helps prepare us to serve Him and others in His name by granting us the Wisdom and spiritual strength we may obtain from Him through prayer. This is how we learn His will.
When we're spiritually prepared to do God's will in every situation, we can meet any challenge.