Man’s Plans

Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 16:3 instructs us to commit our plans to the Lord and they will succeed.  We must carefully examine our plans however.  We have dreams for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren.  But are they in alignment with what God wants for us?

Theologians disagree as to how much free will man has.  Some argue that man can choose as he desires because God has set things in motion and awaits His ultimate plan to be fulfilled.

On the other extreme there are those who believe God controls every aspect of our lives right down to whether we sneeze or not.  Both views are on the extremes and the truth likely lays in between.

We can rest assured that God’s plans will not be thwarted however.  The battle between good and evil is often thought of as a struggle but in reality it is no contest.  God is going to accomplish what He desires and the outcome is never in question.

If we wish to see our plans succeed we would do well to ask God for guidance and make sure what we desire is also what He desires.  When they are aligned we can expect God to do great things with our plans.

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