My ‘Life Verse’, and why you should have one, too!

Hello everyone! Today, I want to share a piece of my heart, a cornerstone of my life that shapes who I am today. A while back, I was asked, “What’s your favorite verse of the Bible?” This is a verse that deeply resonates with who you are and guides your life in significant ways.

My Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

One of the most special birthday gifts I’ve ever received was a set of personalized Bible verse cards. My life verse, Jeremiah 29:11, was one of them. It reads, “For I know the plans that I have for you, AJ. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”

The significance of this verse runs deep, and I’d love to unpack it for you!

Comfort in His Plans

The initial part of the verse says, “For I know the plans that I have for you.” This line provides me immense comfort. The idea that I am not alone in designing my life’s path, that there is a divine plan for me, brings both peace and relief. It’s a reminder that on days when I feel underappreciated or unworthy of the tasks I’ve been given, there’s a greater, more powerful being with a plan for my life.

Prosperity and Good Will

The verse continues, “I have plans to prosper you.” This line underscores the fact that these divine plans are inherently good. They are designed to guide us towards prosperity in every aspect of our lives, whether it’s spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, financial, or relational.

Security in His Love

The verse assures us, “And not to harm you.” This is a reminder of the loving nature of God, even when life presents challenging circumstances. His plans were never designed to bring harm but to give us everlasting peace, joy, happiness, comfort, security, and success. It’s an essential perspective to remember when facing the trials of life.

A Hopeful Future

Finally, the verse culminates in, “Plans to give you a hope and a future.” This portion paints a picture of an optimistic future, beyond our current circumstances. It provides reassurance that there is a purpose to our existence and a hope beyond this life.

The Essence of My Life Verse

To me, Jeremiah 29:11 encapsulates the entire essence of the Bible in one verse. It assures us that we were created with a purpose, we are inherently good, and the plans designed for us are aimed at our prosperity and not to harm us. It’s a testament to the hope and future that awaits us. This is why it’s my favorite verse and my life verse.

Your Turn: Discovering Your Own Life Verse!

Now, let’s shift the focus to you!

Do you have a favorite verse or perhaps a life verse?

If not, could this be the moment for you to find one?

Share in the comments, I’d love to hear your personal stories and reflections!

And if you’re still searching for your life verse, don’t worry – every journey begins with a first step.

Your life verse is waiting for you to discover it!

Hey there!

I'm AJ Vaden

I am an entrepreneur, lover of all things creative and very proud boy mom. I am into personal development, spreadsheets and have a weird fascination with taxes. I write and talk on personal branding, entrepreneurship, business and life.  

P.S. I love Jesus, and I talk about my faith a lot. Just know that going in.

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