“We make our own plan, but the Lord determines our steps.. ..The Lord directs our steps, so why do we try to understand everything along the way?”
Proverbs 16:9, 20:24
It is so great to know that God is in control of our lives. He knows what is best for us and guides accordingly along the right path. Yet so often we seem to want to take the driving seat, row in the boat or try to map out every step we are going to take. In fact even in my own life this sometimes happens. We have some big decisions to make, and I found myself start to worry, start to try and plan things out on my own, even though I know God has, time and time again, provided, guided and led us in the right path for our lives.
Rather than worrying about “everything along the way”, every hurdle, bump and insecurity, we should take comfort in knowing that every plan and idea we have given to God, is in His hands. We can fully trust Him because not only does He hold our lives in His hands but holds the whole world in His hands.
However, this does not negate the responsibilities of planning and organising our lives but rather than be passive and leave everything to God to do or stress, worry and try figure everything out, we simply just need to give our plans to Him in faith that His perfect will will be done. We can breathe a huge sigh of relief knowing that God is planning every step for us already. Let us trust God together for He always knows best and has our best at the forefront of His plans. Be open to His guidance, trust His best judgement and be at peace in His direction.