Many are the plans in a person's heart,
but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails
Where I am trying to go with this is that we should never get too settled in our own plans. When God comes along to uproot them and rearrange things, being set in your own plans makes you less willing to respond to what the Lord is saying.
God's plan for our lives is far greater than we could ever imagine. I grew up thinking that I was going to be a teacher. That is great and all. But, God has huge plans for me to use my degree in Children's Ministry.
I am reminded of Ecclesiastes 3 as I thinking about God and His always perfect timing. Ecclesiastes 3 says that there is a time for everything. Having complete faith in God includes having complete faith in His timing.
I must constantly remind myself that the words in the Bible are true. He is the light unto my path. When it is time for me to make my next step, I will know where to go... if I allow Him to have complete control over where I am going.
I don't want to go where He isn't leading me. I will take faith in His timing! I will do what He has called me to do. I will be patient while I wait for my next step.
Hey, you're reading this post! Get involved in the conversation.
Have you ever had to have complete faith in the Lord's timing? Was it hard? What was the pay out in the end for waiting for the Lord instead of induldging in your own plans?