Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21 (New International Version, ©2011)
Again. Yes again. Just last week he showed me a similar verse but in a different chapter of Proverbs.
So what does it mean? Does God mean that I need to stop making plans? No. Does it mean that I need to recognize Him? Definitely. To me, this short and simple verse tells me that I can make lots of plans. But I need to recognize that ultimately it is His purpose that will happen. I cannot force anything to happen.
But our flesh wants us to take control. I have learned this is a tension to manage while here in this world. A balance so to speak that we must live in. Look at another translation of that verse:
We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God's purpose prevails.
Proverbs 19:21 (The Message)
Brainstorming options and plans - yep that's me. My father in law sometimes refers to me as "spreadsheet" because of my love for organizing and crunching numbers. I do love it. That's what I do.
But it's not who I truly am. I am His. I am to recognize the Throne. Lets do that right now...
Father, as we approach the holy week - I pray I can sit back and fully take in all that you have done for me. Thank you Jesus for taking on my sins. I am so grateful. I really do not know what I would do without you, Lord. Right now, I submit my plans to you. I trust you with my life. I pray that we will continue to grow closer. And again I thank you for all you have done for me. Amen.