God knows all things. He knows how our life will play out. He knows what will happen ten years from now; every choice you make, every step you take. He has a plan for your life. His plan is to make us prosper, to give us hope and a future.
So, if His plan is for us to prosper, how come so many of today’s generation is growing up to commit suicide, commit murders, do dumb stuff, wind up in jail, and eventually die after living a worthless life?
Because of something called free will. We have a choice to choose right over wrong. God’s plan for us is always right; we have the choice to mess it up. Look at the Garden of Eden. God’s plan was for humans to literally walk with Him in a perfect paradise He created for them. But Adam and Eve sinned, they went against His master plan, and marred human life for forever. And they went against His plan for salvation. God desires that every one on earth believe in Him and live with Him forever in paradise. But even so, our world is still filled with atheists, agnostics, and the like. People still reject Him and go against His ultimate plan. God’s plan is perfect, and He doesn’t plan for us to go to hell. We have the choice to either reject Him or receive Him. This is an example of our free will and God’s plan.
God has our life planned out, yes, but that doesn’t include drugs, jail, suicide, etc. He has a prosperous, hopeful future for us, whether we view it as such or not. Yet, He knows what path we will take. He knows if we will choose His way or our own. Apart from Him, we can do nothing. This is why there are so many failures in the world. We reject Him. “No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.” (Jn. 15:4-5)