Let God be the planner. That’s it. Sounds easy but not really! Not for control freaks anyway.
I come up with all sorts of ideas and plans, many of which I take to Him, kind of like a worker approaching a supervisor, holding up a clipboard. “See? this is why my plan is a good one and why You should make it happen,” said the Mimi wearing her “Holy Spirit Jr.” hat. I usually do have lots of good reasons, seriously. But God always has the best plan.
I don’t always understand it or the way things turn out sometimes. I do believe, with all my heart, that He keeps His promise of working good out of every situation for the one who loves Him and follows Him. (Romans chapter 8 – awesome truth!)
It appears God will have to remind me a number of times (make that a very large number) that my focus should be drawing near to Him and dwelling in His presence. It’s very simple, but I forget just about every other day. I keep reverting back to planning and trying to fix and contemplating tomorrow with furrowed brow. Meanwhile, this day is passing by and I am missing some blessings and/or opportunities that He planned for me.
My goal is to spend time every morning just being with Him. I read my devotions and Bible verses but I need to spend more time just being, just listening, just loving, just pondering, just keeping my mouth shut and my mind open to Him. I need to spend more time trying to learn who He is, looking for Him in the moments that are flowing by me, like water in a stream flows around the rocks.
Do you struggle with the doing vs. being battle like I do? Walking closely with Jesus so that I can follow each move and hear each word He says – that’s my only plan. He’ll take care of the rest.
The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Psalm 138:8