God had a plan and a mission for Paul’s life. Paul followed it, and it landed him in jail. He’s not whining, just stating facts. And he still went forward with God’s mission for him. Can we do the same?Ephesians 3:1-3 (New Living Translation)
When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles . . . assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility of extending his grace to you Gentiles. As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me. Ephesians 3:1-3 (The Message)
This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called. I take it that you’re familiar with the part I was given in God’s plan for including everybody. I got the inside story on this from God himself, as I just wrote you in brief.