I just wanted to write you a letter letting you know that I feel your pain and understand your frustration over your apparently failed plans. But please allow me this opportunity to try and encourage you based on my own experiences and what I know about God.
Don’t get mad when I say this, but sometimes, in spite of how smart you are, and in spite of how well you know yourself, you still don’t know what’s best for you. Stop looking at me like that. I mean let’s face it. Every time I make plans, I make them based on the assumption that future events will fall into place the way I want them to, enabling me to achieve a certain goal, experience a certain event, be at a certain place, acquire a certain object, or do whatever on a specific date. Now let’s face it you’re not much different than I am in that regards. Ok. I see your not really listening to me so let me hit you with some scripture and I’ll leave you a lone. Or at least I PLAN to leave you alone.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3 NIV)
Stop thinking you don’t have to check in just because you’ve got a plan. Matter of fact, how about checking in before you get so engrossed in your plan?
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NIV)
Once you get started remember your steps are ordered by God, so obey the orders even if they seem to conflict with your plans.
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21 NIV)
Remember To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Your plan may be ok but the season may not have arrived yet, so be patient because ultimately “it is the Lord’s purpose” not yours that prevails.
I’ll be praying for, and you can plan on me coming back with some more WORD FOR YOU!