I’m not a planner by nature but I do plan every now and then. Depending on the who, what, where, when, why and how, I don’t mind not knowing what’s on the agenda.
You know how when you’re in high school planning your future’s suddenly important? What college you’ll attend, what career path you’ll choose, where you’ll intern at. All of that is good to know but how often are those plans made for you? I mean, how often are they influenced by friends, family and/or a boy- or girlfriend?
A plan for your life is terrific but it doesn’t mean anything unless God’s at the forefront of those plans. Unless you’ve committee, from the beginning, your plans to God your planning is in vain. God has a purpose for each of us. The problem is sometimes we plan and forget about Him.
It’s an oversight we can’t afford. It’s not about pursuing the riches of this world, to buy that new Bentley or Rolex. It’s not about buying that house with the latest “must haves” for a home.
It’s about living a purpose filled, God centered life where your satisfaction isn’t found in material gain but in knowing you’ve fulfilled what He’s called you to do.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (NLT)