Monday, April 7, 2014

Failed Plans

Proverbs 16:9 (NLT) We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

At some point along your walk with the Lord, you realize that God is sovereign. We don’t decide what we want Him to control or not. He was, is, and always will be LORD of all. We either acknowledge that fact, or live miserably trying to control things we can’t. We must yield to God’s plan to enjoy our most abundant lives.

As human beings, we tend to get bent out of shape when something doesn’t go according to our plans, but we should thank God for intervening to make us better. We don’t always see the big picture, but our heavenly Father does. He is never surprised when our plans fall apart. Sometimes we are totally distraught by unforeseen circumstances, but we need to remind ourselves of God’s sovereignty.

We are incapable of controlling everything (or anything for that matter), and sometimes life just messes up our plans. If we just surrender to God’s perfect plan, allow Him to order our steps, and rest in Him, we will be able to adjust more quickly as our plans change to line up with His will. We may still have our moments of despair, distress, and depression, but they won’t consume us. We will shake ourselves awake to the reality that God is in control, hold our heads up, and we will walk in the path that God has chosen for us.

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