“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
For Elisha it most likely started out just like any other routine day as a farmer. There he was out in the field, doing what he had most likely done for a long time. It’s obvious that there had been a real measure of success in his life as a farmer by the simple fact that he had twelve teams of oxen plowing in the field and he himself happened to be “plowing with the twelfth team.” That would be today’s equivalent of twelve of the best John Deere Tractors. But, as we see in 1 Kings 19:19, something happened that changed Elisha’s plans, and would cause him to bid goodbye to the farming business.
Elijah came out in the field and threw his cloak on Elisha and Elisha immediately knew what this meant. It meant that God was calling him to serve, then succeed Elijah in ministry. Elisha may have never seen this coming, but there was no doubt for him the “call” was clear.
The number twelve in scripture represents, “Divine order and Divine intervention.” Isn’t it interesting that the writer of 1 Kings felt it necessary not to leave out those “twelve teams of oxen” and Elisha plowing with the “twelfth team?”
The plan that God has for your life, just like that of Elisha, is a “Divine Plan” and it’s a “good plan.” There’s a “Divine blue print” specifically for your life, and in that plan there’s “Provision” for our mistakes and for those times we get off course, and His name is Jesus. This “Good plan” can’t even be thwarted by the decisions of others, because He made that clear in Romans 8:28 which says; “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Today, trust your life to the Master Architect, and let Him lead you and guide you into His good plan for you.