In the world but not of it

October 7, 2010

God’s plans are better than mine…

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 5:00 am

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9

There are at least five other passages of scripture that support what is being said here and we should note them and read them over and over again in order to be encouraged and reminded often of just how much God delights in leading us in our lives especially since we often question the leading…

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23

We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer. Proverbs 16:1

You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21

The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24

I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. Jeremiah 10:23

Planning is a good practice and a necessary one. These passages do not imply that we should not plan or that planning is in vain. No, these passages are intended to instruct us that in planning we must maintain an attitude of expectancy regarding God’s sovereignty and providence in our lives.

To avoid planning because we believe that it may be unnecessary since God will ultimately redirect us is to avoid our God given responsibilities. We should plan and be diligent in how we consider using and spending the resources God has entrusted us with but we should do all of it with a heart attitude that always ends the planning with the simple phrase “if it is God’s will”…

You’ve heard the saying “blessed are the flexible for they shall never be broken” – this statement has merit in our planning. Our plans, although logical, reasonable, just…are ones that we must be willing to let God shape, interrupt and lead.

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