Friday, May 11, 2007

God's Plan

I left work in a hurry yesterday. I always leave work in a hurry. Mine is not a life with the luxury of free time built into it. From the moment I open my eyes in the morning, until the time they are finally closed at night, my day is planned. I know that if I don’t keep to my plan, when the day is done, something will sit unfinished, mocking me. “See? Look at me…you didn’t get me finished. Nya, nya, nya nya nya.”

As I’m rushing home, I ran into a problem that is not uncommon in our town. A train. Trains are a huge annoyance, an inconvenience of the worst kind for a person like me. I have a schedule to keep. I did not plan for this train. I did not factor this train into my schedule. I do not have time for this train! In an instant I have lost control of my plan.

When I think of that word, Plan, I’m always convicted. I have a plan. I’m committed to my plan and I expect it to work, yet God tells me that it’s His plan that is going to work out in the end. But wait, Lord, your plan doesn’t look like my plan. How do I know you’ve completely thought this through? Perhaps there are some factors that you have not considered. No, thanks, I think I’ll just stick to my plan. I’ve got it all under control.

Then, WHAM. A train. A little reminder from God. “You are not in control, I am. My plan for you is perfect.”

God reminds me that his plan will prevail. So I sit…and wait on the Lord for the train to pass (whatever the “train” might be) and remind myself that God is the master planner.

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails"
Proverbs 19:21

"I know the plans I have for you," Says the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And was it not the perfect evening?

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