If we’re honest, many of us are a little bit uncomfortable with God. Just like an awkward friend at work, you might be willing to be Facebook friends, but you probably own’t go to their Christmas party. Often, we treat God the same way. We want to know God, but we don’t want to get too close, otherwise we might have to change some things in our lives. In the first week of this series, Pastor Sean gives two main reasons why we often are afraid of God’s plan for our lives and shows from the Christmas story how the ruin of our plans, may just lead to finding our purpose in life.



Two Reasons Why We Are Afraid Of God’s Plan For Our Lives:

  2. God’s PURPOSE is often different than your PLAN.

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings,[a]favored woman! The Lord is with you![b]

29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel[c] forever; his Kingdom will never end!”

34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”

35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month.37 For the word of God will never fail.[d]

38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.


  1. What do you know God is asking you to do that you are afraid of doing?
  2. What do you need to do in order to trust God’s plan and allow interruptions?