Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Do you recall making plans as a teenager that you thought were great but never considered to ask your parents what their plans were or how they felt about your plans?

It’s the same with the Father in heaven. He has plans for us. His plans won’t necessarily be something that we would consider but they are good plans. Plans we never anticipated. So while we believe that our plans are the best, the Bible says that the Lord directs the steps of a man.

This truth wrecked me today. Now, I’ve read this scripture plenty of times so I know it well. But today, the Holy Spirit gave me a fresh revelation today, so applicable to my now.

You see, for the last couple of months I’ve been making plans. Plans that derived from wanting to change a specific situation. I figured the only way to change things would be to plan ahead and plan greater. Well, today, I was reminded of why my plan was not realizing. The Holy Spirit whispered Proverbs 16:9 into my spirit.

He reminded me that He never told me to make the plans I have been making, He asked me to do another thing. He reminded me today WHY God created me different and what He created me to do. He reminded me that while my heart (which is deceitful above all else), plans my ways, it is God who orders my steps. It was a reality check. I was reminded that I was never, ever called to fit in, but in fact, I was called to stand out. My response. Here I am, Lord.

The reason I share the above story is because maybe you can relate. Maybe God has called you to do something and you figured you’d rather do something else. Yet what you were created to do, who you are called to be, will never ever change. The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable. What has God called you to do that you thought, maybe, just maybe God meant “this” or “that”. Maybe you thought “No, not me. Why me? Of all people, You could choose anyone but you choose me?” Well, yes. He’s chosen you.

The question now is will you respond to the call?

I say yes.


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