Life is unpredictable. No matter how many 5 year plans you come up with. No matter how many New Year’s resolutions you make. No matter how many vision boards you do, life typically doesn’t turn out how you thought it would. Although life is unpredictable, your life goes according to plan. It’s just not your plan. Proverbs 19:21 states: Many plans are in a man's heart, but the counsel of the LORD will stand (NASB).
We have to be comfortable knowing that life won’t always go according to our plan, but even so, it is going according to God’s plan. “Many plans” suggests that there is a restlessness in our hearts. We get idea ADHD. There are a lot of options and paths. There are a lot of things that we can do or want to do. We want to dibble in this and dabble in that. It’s like a kid who has a new profession every week.
In the midst of all of our plans, we must seek the Lord’s purpose. The planning that we do can help position us in the right neighborhood. But God puts you on the right street and at the right house. God has a destination in mind for you. God will get you there, the question is, “How many detours and dead ends will you have to encounter to get to the place where God wants you?”
Prov. 15:22 states, “Without consultation, plans are frustrated.” When we make plans frustration can happen at least three ways. Our plan don’t turn out the way we wanted them to. Our plan comes to pass, but we don’t feel the fulfillment you expected. An undesired, unexpected event occurs that is in conflict with what we wanted or planned. If you want to avoid frustration, check with God before you try to implement your plan. Isaiah 14:27 reveals that no one can frustrate the plans of God. So if you have a plan and God has a plan, if those plans are different, then frustration is waiting on you. But when your plan is God’s plan, then your path will be established and what has been planned will come to pass!
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