Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. Psalm 37:5 NLT
My son’s class is concentrating on essay writing this year. In order for him to write good narratives or expositions, it’s important for him to first think about what he wants to write and create a plan. My favorite phrase during this time is: “If you don’t have a plan, you plan to fail”.
How many of us choose to go through this life without a plan? Some persons may say, ‘What’s the point of planning if it’s up to God anyways?’
My response to that is, yes it is ultimately God’s plan that will prevail, but if you don’t know where you want to go, how will you know when you get there (or get lost along the way)? Besides, everything that God does is part of a plan. If we are his children and created in his likeness, why should we fail to do likewise?
If God, who is Sovereign and knows everything, first sits down and makes a plan of action, how can we his children and created beings do any less?
I think sometimes we don’t plan because we don’t how to make a plan. I want to remind you a plan starts with a dream or an idea.
What is it that you want to do?
If you had the opportunity, what would you want to be doing five years from now? What is that thing that makes you excited that you’re not currently doing now?
What would you need to gather or accomplish in order to start doing it? Write down all the steps that you think would get you to your goal. Commit your plan to the Lord in prayer then do that first step now. But don’t stop there.
Do the next thing on your list and then the next, and the next... If you choose not to do anything, five years from now you still won’t have it. But if you decide to take that first bold step, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish.
So, what’s your plan?
Loved this five minute free write? Read the rest of the series here.