“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
At a young age were taught to plan. Plan everything from celebrating milestones, to going to college, selecting a career, buying a home, a car, choosing a spouse and when to marry them, then planning on whether or not to have kids and when. I’m not suggesting planning is bad. On the contrary, it’s good. In fact, it’s biblical. There is just something about planning life according to the will of God. According to His word. Why? Because His plans for us are good. They’re not to harm you or hurt you.
I know I’d much rather His hand of blessing over the plans I have. Furthermore, Proverbs 16:9 says we can make our plans, but the Lord orders our steps. Additionally, God tells His people in Isaiah 55:8 that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways are higher than ours.
If His thoughts and ways supersede my own; I want what He wants for me. Because it’ll exceed my natural expectations. I’ve learned to place all my plans in His hands. He knows what to do with them while I have a smidgen of an idea. He’s all knowing and His plans are good. I trust Him. Even when I don’t understand. I do trust my God. He’s never failed me and He won’t begin now. He reminded me of that today. He’s in control of my plans, of my future and so long as He is in my future, and His hand is over my life; I’ll be fine.
What plans do you have that you’re trying to execute without the Lord? If you want the Lord’s blessing on it, submit your plans into His hands and see what He’ll do with them. He makes all things beautiful in it’s time. Trust Him. He won’t let you down.
© 2017 Heshineswithinme.com. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Heshineswithinme.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.