Jeremiah 18:10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
God had planned good for a nation in this text. God wants to do good to people, especially His people. But if when He has planned good things and they decide to do evil then He will not do the good He had planned. The nation did evil and didn’t obey God’s voice. God said that since they chose to disobey Him that He would not benefit them.
More than one thing that interests me in this verse. A nation’s actions would determine if God would benefit them or not. So God said what He would do to the nation depended on what the nation did. The decision was apparently theirs! God had plans and waited to see what they would do!
So you are responsible for your decisions and your actions. You can’t just believe that you are a product of your environment or predestination! Your actions and attitudes determine if He will benefit or not!