A common question we all hear is “What are your plans?” What are your plans for today, the week-end, the holidays, school, marriage, children, life? We are told that we must have plans. Without them we will be aimless or worthless and contribute nothing to society, we will wander hopelessly without direction or purpose.
So, we make plans about what we want to do and where we want to go. Long and short-term plans. Plans about how we are going to carry out all our plans. Some plan to change the world, others plan to get along as best they can.
To help us with our plans we are given lists and schedules, books, graphs and charts, lectures and advise, warnings and pep talks. We are lifted up and dragged down, pushed one way and pulled another, told to hurry and to take our time, to be single-minded, explore all the options, look at the big picture, and the details are most important. Sometimes we spend so much time on our plans we end up going nowhere and accomplishing nothing because we are worn out with the planning.
If all our thoughts and energies are spent on the planning process we have little left to put the plans into motion. Then, when the unforeseen, the unplanned snags and setbacks, happens we have no resources within ourselves to solve them and continue on.
How do we make plans and see them to completion without wearing ourselves out and giving up? The most important and basic part of any plan is often overlooked. We study, get advise, and work hard; but we leave out a piece of the picture. We forget to consider and consult the Master of Plans.
If we will first go to the One with the Master Plan, and work to have our plans fit His blueprint of life we will have direction and purpose and reason for what we do. When we are in agreement with His plan we have a clearer view of what is to be done and how to do it in order to see our ideas and plans and dreams become reality.
When we work in concert with the Master of Plans we are not left to our own devises and strengths, we have the architect and supervisor at our side. We may not have all the details of the plan but with Him the overview is all we need. He will keep us on track.
I know what I am doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11 The Message Bible
I wonder why I find it so hard to with work His plan?
I wonder why I tend to argue and debate the plan with Him?