My heart can relate in so many ways to Proverbs 16:9.
“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”
My heart has been wired to plan every minute of every day. I often wonder why… why He wired me this way? Especially when all He asks of us is to trust. Why can’t I simply trust? Why couldn’t He have just wired me to automatically trust…. oh how I’ve struggled in more ways than one.
I’ve come to realize it’s just not that easy.
Really it’s a lesson hidden within what you and I would envision as a flaw. He has perfectly and strategically orchestrated that flaw to be in my DNA. It’s there for no better reason than to give me the ability and opportunity to change my heart.
Without this flaw there would be no lesson. No learning. No changing or growing in my faith.
He’s allowing me to look through a lens with both eyes and see things from a different perspective. Which I wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
I have to remember that I can only plan what God allows for me to plan and as I’ve continued to pray for things out of my control, I lean on Psalm 119:105 for comfort knowing my God has me every step of the way. I have to remain diligent, trust and stay the path.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
It’s been hard, but I’m starting to connect with this change He’s been brewing inside of me …. this feeling of him telling me it’s okay to just take the next step I’ve got you. He gives me a lamp and only enough light to do the very next thing.
Our Heart cannot plan more than He will allow.
We can only plan for the very next step as he guides us. He will not give us more than we can handle, sure. And often times He might take a little longer than we would like and we’re forced into a season of waiting. But, I like to think He’s using the opportuinty to prepare our hearts for the very next thing in store.
The plans that we think we have that are so great for our lives are nothing compared to that of His.
Prayer. Oh how it has carried me through and helped me overcome my need to plan. Puts things more in perspective when we can take all of our worries and wants for the future and give it all to God. Because He knows how is going to go. We just have to remember to:
Pray. Wait. Trust
It’s become a daily mantra for me. Something I keep close to my heart and speak of often. He is still helping me overcome my need to plan and he will be there for you just the same.
I would love to pray for you.
Lord I pray that each person who reads this today that struggles with trusting you and your plan can find comfort in lifting all their worries up to you in prayer. Reach out and touch them, show them as you continue to show me that trusting you and coming to you lifts that weight away.
In Jesus Name,