I used to admire people who had a five year plan. They knew exactly where they were headed in life, how they would get there and all which would occur on the way. Listening to their plans, they always seemed to so valiant, resourceful and full of vision.
I am not sure I have ever had a five year plan. Maybe not even a one year plan, if I were to be honest. Neither have I felt like I was flying by the seat of my pants. The days seemed to often unfold for me.
I do plan out my days. One cannot say I don’t. I even have a calendar which organizes my weeks and each month. Does this count as a plan, I wonder?
As we make plans, it all truly does make sense to us. Our plans are practical, logical, reasonable and strive for success. They truly do. And yet … something happens along the way. Plans get changed. They don’t pan out quite the way we had hoped.
And through it all, we discover it isn’t that something happens along the way. It is that Someone happens along the way …
- “Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalm 139:16, NLT)
- “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”
(Proverbs 19:21, NLT)
- “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT)
Our God is sovereign over all. All of our life. Every day. Every moment. Max Lucado once put it this way …
“It all works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out yet, then it’s not the end.”
Just that simple. All of our life, all of our days are held in the sovereign hands of our God.
Yes, something is happening along the way.
Whatever comes our way,
May we trust Him.