For the longest time my life’s main focus was to get an education, get a good job that paid very well, have a family and live happily ever after.
In my head I had already planned that dream wedding every girl wishes for, saw the beautiful house I would live in and be the Christian that I thought I was, and was supposed to be. That was the perfect plan for my life. It is said that when we make plans God laughs and I guess in my situation He laughed the loudest. See , making plans is not a bad thing neither is wanting the best out of this life, only problem is that we forget the most important thing that is- to involve God in them. We forget to consult with Him and know that whatever we have planned aligns with His plans for us. Yes God has plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11).
As my days progressed my plans would fall apart one by one. Nothing happened as I had planned. In my head I had not seen this turn of events. All that I had planned for myself took longer or never happened. yes, I got to finish my degree , but it took me more years than was required, yes I got a job but it paid way more less than I have always dreamt I of, for my happily ever after I realize now that only my trust and faith in God can quench that thirst. I realize with each passing day that it takes prayers, devotion, commitment and full trust in He who sees the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).
Most times if not all we rely in our own understanding forgetting that the creator of all minds is watching us and wants to be involved and relied upon by each one of us. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not in your own understanding, in all ways acknowledge HIM and He shall direct your path. This means that if we fully trust in the Lord, we cannot also depend upon our own ability to understand everything that God is doing. God sees our inner heart, He knows the desires of our hearts before we even go to him with our supplication. If we are to truly trust Him, we have to let go and let God! We have to let go of our pride, our programs and our plans. No man’s best laid plans can ever be compared to God’s magnificent ones.
I promise you that I haven’t stopped making plans- I still do. Most times I am selfish and only think of myself. But then in my journey with God, which you will be reading here more often, He reminds me to seek His kingdom first and all this other things shall be added unto me ( Matthew 6:33.)It is only then that I understand that with every plan I make God must be at the center of it all. That way all my selfish desires will be dissolved by His grace and goodness. It is this grace that encourages me to focus on the things that please God, to think less of worldly things that tend to confuse us if we don’t make Christ our focus.
So with each passing day I pray to be the best to He who matters. It is a journey of more than a thousand miles, braced with many setbacks if we don’t fix our eyes on the cross- where the beauty of His love was laid. In all that I do, in all that you do-INVOLVE GOD ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
Remember always Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” This is what our human understanding will lead us to. When we choose to direct our lives according to what seems right to us we will often reap disaster (Judges 21:25).
Make this your guiding truth…….YOUR PLANS, GOD’S PLANS.