We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
Proverbs 16:9 NLT
How many of us have planned out things for our lives?
I mean really planned out some major things in our lives.
For instance : This was the plan I had for my life …. 🤔 Wait …. Did ya’ll just see what I wrote: Let me repeat; This was the plan I had for my life! Smh …. Let me share my plan and then share what’s wrong with my plan.
Please read below to see my master plan for my life.
I’m going to get married by 25, have my Masters at 25, have a child by 30; my child will be a son (Boys have my heart 💙 lol; No offense to Girls) -somewhere in between buy a house and have a very successful business all while being busy in ministry.
Do you see anything wrong with that picture ? 🤔
Where is God? (I’ll give you some time to scroll back up and look) ⏳
Got your answer?? I do too!
For the question of “WHERE IS GOD IN THE PLANS FOR CHRISTINA’S LIFE?” the answer is ….. Drum Roll Please 🎶🎶🎶 Nowhere
Sadly, I never included him in the planning process .
My Plans resulted in getting married at 23, having a son at 21 (Yep …. The child 👶 came before the marriage), not receiving my Masters yet but receiving my Bachelor’s at the age of 29, I don’t have a House yet, I am active in ministry, no longer married at 32 & I’m just jump-starting my company. Whew 😩 That was a mouthful.
People reading this: Don’t plan without God!
We get ourselves into situations that were not choosen by God and then afterwards in the midst of the mayhem in our lives hopefully have that “A-ha” moment that puts us in check to go back to the father and ask him to order our steps.
You and I have to consider God a vital, living factor in the planning of our lives.
Sometimes as Christians, we often think that we only have to consider God in the spiritual aspects of our lives but what about the things we deem unimportant to him.
For instance, the car we drive or may want to purchase. The type of hairstyle we should get, the school or job we should apply to, how much money we should spend in a store, the friends in our life, what we should be eating, etc., etc., etc.
God cares about everything concerning his children.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 NLT
See the last part of the verse; for he cares about YOU.
It doesn’t breakdown big vs small …. The word says he cares about you and I believe he cares about everything concerning YOU.
NOW: ☡ Caution to those who are about to feel guilty and beat up on yourselves.
Hold on there . … you are NOT the only one that has planned without God and you probably won’t be the last. 😔
Abraham & Sarah grew very impatient for a child which led to him sleeping with Hagar.
Moses through impulse and anger killed an Egyptian.
Jonah decided to “do him” and go the opposite direction of where God was telling him to go and ended up in the belly of a big fish. 🐳
Shall I continue ?!!
I’m pretty sure you get the point.
So I typed all of these words to say:
1. Walk with God in the planning of your life. Cultivate a relationship with him and pray to him about any and everything concerning your life. (Dating, Career Goals, School Choices, Financial Decisions, Church Home, Physical Health, and so on and so on)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
2. Slow down with the planning process and listen to his instructions.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 NLT
In closing let me say this:
I have made so many bad decisions and choices in my life because I excluded God. All choices comes with consequences – and some of those consequences are hard to cope with.
I don’t want that for you, so make a decision today to include God in your planning for your life.
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for not including you in the plans for my life. I ask for your forgiveness . I decide, TODAY that I will seek your plan and will for my life. I thank you for opening up my eyes and ears to hear things from you . Lord, I will follow you as you direct my paths.
Be at Peace and let God have his way.
Signed with Joy,
Joyfully Chrissy Lee 💫🌻