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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 (Aminta)

Posted on by Josh Heppner 0 comments
I like to plan.

Like, a lot.

I have a planner that holds my schedule and the schedule of my entire family. Every January, I pick out the prettiest one I can find and use it every single day.

When I wake up in the morning, I like to plan the day with my husband.

When we go on vacation, I like to plan the activities. This spring break, we are staying home, so I am marking out each day carefully to balance fun and productivity. 😳

Planning soothes me.

However, there is a proverb that always puts a little check in my spirit when it comes to how much I LOVE to plan. Not that all planning is bad, but I think my absolute need to control things with a plan sometimes interferes with God’s plan.

Proverbs 16:1,9,33 tells us:
“We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.”

Planning is ultimately the job of our Heavenly Father. Not that we can’t try to be efficient or use our time well… but our plans always need to surrender to God’s.

Honestly, I am in a season where I am learning this lesson the painful way. Nothing about what I had planned for my life is actually happening and it’s clear my plan is not what the Lord has in mind for our family.

My little plans have been completely turned upside down in the last weeks.

I have cried a million tears… but at the end of the day, I choose to trust God’s plan is the best way.

So, I surrender my plan.

And I will continue to surrender.

Sweet friend, how are you doing with seeking the Lord’s plan for your life? Do you ask him to show you his ways, or do you plunge forward with your own agenda?

Can I encourage you to pray this simple prayer this morning?

Dear God,
Thank you for loving me so much. Thank you for having a perfect plan for my life, that I might bring you glory and be a light to those around me. Please show me your plan today and give me the courage to do things your way instead of my own. I trust you to be my planner!

We are better together!


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