Who’s Plan Anyway?

Mike —  January 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

What’s next for you?

Many of you might have been asking yourself this for the last week, being that the calendar just turned a new year.   What answers did you get?

Will you run harder, better, faster than the past year?
Will you rest in knowing that you are on the right path?
Will you make resolutions to change everything?
Will you make small adjustments in your life?

In case you think I am going to say any of the above is wrong, let me surprise you right now by saying that isn’t true.  I think anyone might have a good cause for any of the statements above.  I know which ones are right for me, and I know which ones have the best chance of success.  That doesn’t mean the others are wrong.

What I will recommend is making those decisions with prayer, journaling and the support of friends who know and love you.   Exercising the wisdom and education that you have to decide the right path ahead.  And how smart are our ways anyway?  We can certainly plan, and know that every plan will have twists and turns ending up right where we do.

I find rest all the time in a verse I learned many years ago.  Psalm 37:23-24 goes like this

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,
And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the LORD upholds him with His hand.
. NKJV – www.biblegateway.com

By the way, where “good man” is one who trusts in God.  So, yes I will make a plan for the year ahead, and I will know that it is all subject to change daily based on God’s plan for my life.  And I will rest in the verse above knowing that He ultimately orders my steps.

What’s your favorite verse as you look to God for direction?
If you aren’t a believer, who or what inspires you as you plan for the future?

Mike

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