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Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”

I have had the wonderful experience of building houses a few times in my life. I also have been involved in the construction of church buildings. The one thing that I was always cognizant of in construction were the detailed floor plans. They showed where the critical components were to be located. If the plans were not followed, chaos and confusion would destroy our construction efforts.

Just as we are mandated to follow specific building plans, so are we called to follow God’s plan for our life. God never calls us to live our life in a haphazard manner. That does not mean that we are to live in rigid conformity.

I have counseled a few people who have forgotten who was in control of their life. They have made grandiose plans for their future only to discover that accident or disease had radically changed what that future would look like.

Not all plan changes are bad. God’s plans for our life always are for our good and His glory. We need to give our best effort to prepare for what is ahead for us, but at the same time be alert to God’s Superior Planning.

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil