What do you have to do tomorrow? Your answer may include things like going 2 meetings, pick up a birthday gift, go see a friend, answer overdue emails, and work on a project. That’s good. What do you have planned to do in 5 years? Get a new job, move to a different city, buy a house, start a family, have a certain amount of money. And that’s a good answer too. But may I have your attention please! *insert whistles and flashing lights here* Here is the breaking news: God is in control. No matter how much you plan and figure out what you want, God is still in control. So does that mean should give up on planning altogether?
Definitely not! Proverbs 21:5 says “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” We should definitely have a plan of action. But that plan is null and void when God is not involved. Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” If you do not consult God before you make your plans and agendas, you are operating in your own will and not His. God promised us abundant life (John 10:10) through Him so why settle for just a good life we can make for ourselves?
I encourage you to always keep God in your decisions and plans. God should be the one to give us approval on a situation, not a family member or friend. Psalms 139:16b says “all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” He already knowsthe plan for our lives. Let’s ask Him what He wants from us before we make our own plan. (James 1:5) His plan is the best plan for us anyway.
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