It Is Written …
When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.— Ps 146:4
News Flash …
PROVINCIAL HOUSE USA (CR News) — “Leave it to Sr. Charity!” The nuns at the Provincial House have been saying that for years because, in her honest simplicity, she often reveals deep wisdom. This morning Sr. Charity had the nuns remembering their death as they planned their day.
The Bible tells us something startling. What it says is incredibly simple, yet deeper than most of us imagine at first. We’re talking about planning, of course. The Bible informs us that, on the very day we die, our plans are finished too. It’s as if our plans die with our flesh.
Stop what you’re doing for a moment and think about that please.
The Nitty Gritty …
There’s nothing wrong with planning. You should plan. But don’t put too much hope in those plans. Don’t expect them to work the way you planned. Most likely, they won’t — and that’s actually a very good thing.
Elsewhere in the Bible, it lays out a process for us (Prov 16:3,9). When we make plans, we should give our plans to the Lord. In response, God will actually guide your footsteps as you proceed. While this is a spiritual point, there’s a very practical application.
Most of the time, things will NOT go the way you planned. Expect other stuff to happen. And thank God that they do.
Remember that God is guiding your way. Nothing in life is actually random, and nothing surprises our wonderful, amazing God. He will get you where you’re supposed to be if only you will trust Him.
Our Story …
That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.
It’s cool to be Catholic. Very COOL2B!
2 thoughts on “Planning To Stop Planning”
I find my best made plans frequently don’t work out because of distractions and procrastination. How confused I am when I believe I know the way. Lord help me to plan to be with you. Amen
A good plan, brother, to be sure.