• Luke 1:26-35
"In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God."
What can we learn from Mary’s story?
- When God chooses to use you or bless you, it’s always an act of His grace.
• Luke 1:38
"And Mary said, 'Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.'”
2. Sometimes God has a different plan for us than the one we’re currently on.
• Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (NLT)
Three things about God’s plan for your life that you may not know:
1. God’s plan for your life may be bigger than your plan because He’s got a bigger perspective.
2. God’s plan for your life is harder than your plan.
3. God’s plan for your life is also more rewarding.
• He wants us to know His Son Jesus.
• God wants us to spend out lives serving Him.
3. God wants us to trust Him
• Luke 1:37
"For nothing will be impossible with God.”