“Within your heart you can make plans for your future, but the Lord chooses the steps you take to get there.” Proverbs 16:39 TPT
This summer, I made plans for how my academic and social life would look during my freshman year of college. Those plans quickly crumbled as my family and I tearfully parted after the convocation ceremony!
Some of the things I expected to happen, didn’t and those that I never thought could happen, did. My overall goals of learning (plus earning great grades) and stepping out of my social comfort zone have been achieved, yet their staircases were like nothing I had anticipated.
We make plans to go to college, get married, start a business, have children, lose weight, change careers etc., not for God to follow our plans, but for us to go to Him and pray, “Father, these are the desires of my heart. Will you help me in ways that I can’t help myself? Will you open doors that others have shut on me? Protect me from those that intend to deceive me? Keep me safe from the traps set out to destroy me?”. To which God will happily oblige, because He already knows our aspirations in life and wants nothing more than to see the manifestation of them in our lives.
If you’re in a stage of life where your plans have crumbled and you have lost all sense of direction, just know that God is The One plotting your steps! I promise you will get to your dream destination, even if God way of orchestrating it deviates from yours…