Many of us make plans for our lives. It is a common practice and one that is seen as favorable. A lot of us go to college and major in a particular field because we expect to pursue careers in that field. It is quite normal for our employers to gauge our motivation in a position by leveraging our 5-year plan of advancing our careers.
The Bible says in Proverbs 16:9, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”
The Bible also says in Proverbs 19:21, “There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.”
As Christians, when making our plans, it is important for us to realize that God will cause His plans to be accomplished in our lives as we submit those lives to His will.
For most of us, the plans that we have originally established for ourselves have sometimes been interrupted by life events or other circumstances. I challenge you to consider the possibility that nothing takes God by surprise.
The Bible declares in Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
God is working ALL things together for our good. Even in those moments when we perceive circumstances as challenging, we have to trust God that it is working together for our good
Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Entrust your plans to God and even when they don’t work out as WE had planned, know that God only wants the best for us in the end.
This is Leslie Eaddy Brooks, Think About It.