Got plans?

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”  Proverbs 19:21.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Proverbs 19-21, and Romans 13.

How slow are we at figuring this one out!

Go back to when you were a kid; every now and then you would decide that the next day you were going to do a certain activity.  Were you always able to do it?  Didn’t think so.  Why were you unable to do the activity?  A higher power (your parents?) had another plan for your tomorrow.

God knows ultimately what will happen in my next second, never mind tomorrow.  How should that make a difference in the way I live?

If God has the ultimate say in everything, I want to be tightly tuned into Him.  How foolish it is for me to make plans and then run them by Him!

A better approach would be to let God know up front that I want to do whatever He wants me doing.  My plans, apart from Him, are quicksand at best.

I look at the path of my past and realize that much time has been wasted going my own way.  Why did I ever think that I actually controlled my future?  It will be God’s Way whether I’m on board or not!

It is ingrained in our culture that “we should be all that we can be.”  But the thinking is minus God.  What misguided guidance!

“Lord, take over the direction of my life.  Forgive me for planning apart from You.  Forgive me for wondering why my ways lead to so many negative things.  I need You every second.  Take me over.  I love Your leadership.  I want it full-time in my life.  Glory to You, Lord.”

Things are going to God’s way whether we plan it or not.  Why plan without Him?

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