I love making plans. Planning for the future helps me get out of the present. Just like living in the past, it isn’t healthy. I may not be using drugs or drinking in my future plans, but I am being just a destructive by not focusing on the things I can be doing today. Going into “future-trip” mode is a bad place for me because I begin to start setting unrealistic expectations on those around me (and on myself) in order for them to fit into MY plan. I forget about God altogether and I push forward with all my might and lose myself in the process. I am the last person to get lost on this trip. Usually people around me decide to jump off or they fall off along the way. Not good. Next thing I know I am standing alone. No God, no people, no hope.
Proverbs 2o:24 – A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?
God is GOD and He knows what He is doing and sometimes it’s just none of my business. Sometimes the events in my life don’t make any sense (at the time) until I am able to reflect on them years down the road and see that God was at work the whole time. I held onto one event and made it all about me for over 20 years! 20 YEARS people!! For 20 years that event had me in “future-trip” mode and my whole life revolved around it. Wow….guess what?!?! GOD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. It is evident.
2 Corinthians 4:18 – So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
EVERYTHING on this earth is TEMPORARY! It’s temporary pain, it’s temporary trouble, it’s temporary moments, all gone out the window in an instant with the wind! My home is ETERNAL and Jesus is there waiting for me.
It’s not my future, it’s God’s future. It’s His mighty plan. It’s His way and His will and His purpose and it all comes full circle to bring it around back to HIM!!!!!
Ephesians 3:20-21 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! AMEN.
All my planning, all my trips to the land of the future are in vain. I can’t even imagine what could take place if I just LET GO. God needs to be in charge and I think I will let Him!! My plans are nothing without Him anyway…