The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
I’m a very plan-oriented person, but not just because it’s January and lots of people think about resolutions and such when they flip calendars to the new year. I love my to-do lists and deadlines! That’s good because it helps me keep on track and get things done. But it’s bad when I get so hung up on my plan that I have trouble shifting gears when things change. It can also be bad because no matter how wonderful I might think my plan is, it’s never as good as the plan God has in mind.
No, I’m not ditching my checklists in 2010. But I’m also going to try to not cling so tightly to it. Because in the end God is in control and His plans are the ones that will succeed. I guess my job is to stay in tune with Him so that my plans and dreams begin to reflect the ones He has for me. How about you?