Monday, January 2, 2012

Already Behind

I know that very few people will ever read this post, unless you have decided to scroll back to the beginning. One of my dreams for this year was to begin a blog. I was suppose to start yesterday,
but here I am already behind. 
That is the funny thing about self imposed deadlines,
being self imposed, they can and often are not met.
God's Word has much to say about "man's" plans.
In Genesis 11 we humans thought we had a marvelous goal, the best plan ever! We planned to build a city with a tower so high that it could reach heaven. It would be great! Not only would it show how awesome we are, but it would help us not get lost. We would be able to always stick together. What could be better?  (Read the story yourself to see the results)
God's plan, God's way, is always better.
 Frankly, it is the only way. For when we come up with our own plan, especially when we are aware that God has another plan for us, we are just beating our head against a wall.
His way always prevails.
Does this mean I should never make plans? I don't believe so.
 Proverbs 19:21states it best...
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, But the counsel of the Lord, it will stand".
When we plan, we should be planning with the Lord. We should seek His counsel,
keeping His ways in mind.
What does that look like? Something like this...
We plan, We pray, We plan, We seek guidance for His Word, We plan, We seek wisdom from brothers and sisters in Christ, We plan, We hold our agendas loosely, We plan, We pray....
So, as you plan and prepare for this coming year, keep this in mind.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord, And your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.         

3 comments:

  1. Amen I needed that reminder today! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  2. Well said, Cheryl! Looking forward to hearing your encouraging godly words of wisdom!

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  3. Love it ... praying and planning!

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