PLANNING YOUR PLANS
Everybody plans. You plan where you will go to school. You plan where you will live. You plan what you're going to fix for dinner. Even Winston Churchill admitted that "Failing to plan is planning to fail". It's natural for us to feel like we have to plan everything out, especially when it comes to the big parts of our lives. Doesn't it feel that way? It almost feels like the more we have on the line or the more uncertain we are of how something will play out, the more we feel the need to channel our Type A personalities and have every detail figured out. I am the queen of this, especially when it comes to major life things, you know like having a career or finding a husband. I naturally think of every "what if" scenario and purposefully force myself not to get excited about things until I know there is a definite plan. Please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem!
Today I read Proverbs 16:3 and even though I have read this verse so many times before, it was such a needed reminder for me today and I couldn't help but share it.
"Commit to The Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans."
How comforting are these sweet words. Reading this verse, I am so easily reminded that if Jesus wanted me to have my whole life figured out, He would have granted me the knowledge (and patience) to get everything I want on lock. But He didn't. That's not what He wanted. Jesus wants me to put everything I do in His hands, and promises that He will put together an action plan for me. If I take a step in faith, He shows me what I need to take the next step, He knows the game plan. I know it's easier said than done, but when I think about the fact that The Lord has already had all my days planned since the beginning, I instantly feel a sense of relief from this mentality that I need to have it all figured out. I don't. We don't. Scripture tells us exactly what we have to do, and that is put our intentions in His hands. He knows what's best. He always makes a way, Why spend any more time worrying about unnecessary things, when He has already told us that He's got this? I know this isn't a beautiful presentation of Scripture, and this isn't anything we haven't heard before, it's just the bottom-line truth about Jesus. God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good!