Are You Inviting God Into Your Plans?
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21
We all make plans: plans for our futures, plans to do chores, plans to save money for a car, plans to buy a house…The list could go on and on. But what often happens when we make those plans is that we forget to take them to the Lord, our guide.
Instead, we can begin to think that we know what’s best for us and that our own ways are better. For lack of a better term…it’s our way or the, well, you know the rest.
Throughout our lives, we are going to make a lot of plans, sometimes these plans will be minimal and sometimes they will seem so huge that we make the mistake of thinking that God doesn’t understand what we’re dealing with. This is where we can get into trouble, excluding God and relying on our own plans to get us through.
Have you ever been tempted to think or act this way? It’s easy to fall into this trap of believing that God doesn’t know what we’re going through, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
He knows – Every hurt, every plan, every scar, every pain, everything. He knows. And He can be trusted.
So, let’s submit our plans to Him because all of Scripture teaches us that His plans are far better than our own. He lights the way for us in the darkness and shows us the way we should go. All we need to do is choose to trust Him.
Let’s stop trying to leave God out of our plans because ultimately, we were designed to be a part of His plan.