Have you ever felt like you were robbed of opportunities that were meant for you? Have you felt like you missed out on time that you wish you could get back? The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10)
Some missed opportunities may have been a part of God’s plan to protect us from danger. But there are many times when the enemy will try to stand in the way of what God has in store for us. The devil comes to steal our joy, kill our opportunities and destroy our relationships, our peace and health. But Christ comes to give us life and the abundant life full of good things. It is not God’s plan to hold back anything good from those who walk in righteousness and a good desire is God’s plan.
Being disconnected from God can lead to distractions and cause us to live outside of purpose. We waste so much time thinking that we know what’s best for our lives when God made us for a specific plan and purpose. God acts on the desires of our heart so there is rarely a good desire that was not put inside of us by God.
God wants to restore what was lost or stolen from us and when he restores, it is always greater than what was before. Imagine being restored double, sevenfold, one hundredfold or even a thousandfold of everything you lost? “May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you, as he has promised you!”
God can restore what you have lost and his word is our evidence. Don’t live in regret and bitterness. Surrender to God what you feel was lost or stolen and trust God to restore it to you. Do not worry about your age or status in life as none of those circumstances limit what God can do.
“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.” (Joel 2:25)