Proverbs 19:21 We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.
Are you someone who plans ahead or someone who just takes it as it comes. Most of us are a bit of both - but we tend to fall towards one or the other. Me, I'm a planner - I like to know where I'm heading and work out how I'm going to get there. Most of the time! On exception for me is driving - I love just pointing the car and heading out to see where the road takes me. Always in a general direction of course and there is a point where I head toward home with a little more direction. It's amazing what you see when you just decide on the spur of a moment to turn onto a particular road. Sometimes its somewhere new and exciting - sometimes you find it's a farmer's private road!
But generally I like to plan. I like to know with a degree of certainty what will happen, when and how - where possible.
But what do you do when there are more uncertainties that you need to consider and possibly plan for because of circumstances beyond your control? Do you try to develop Plan B, Plan C, Plan ...? Do you give up trying to plan? Or do you look to the one who knows all and sees all.
Planning is harder in a world in the grips once again of a pandemic. Things we would have planned with some certainty - like holidays, birthdays, weddings, church services etc - have become harder to plan with any degree of certainty because we don't know when we will have the freedom of movement etc. that we've enjoyed in the past. Perhaps the answer is to hold our plans lightly.
Which brings me back to Proverbs 19:21 - In the midst of uncertainty, when our plans are frustrated, we can take heart from knowing that God's purpose will prevail.
Plan as you can but do so with God's overall plans in mind then nothing will stop the right plan from being achieved.
Have a blessed week