Psalm 37:23 KJV The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord : and he delighteth in his way.
God has given us a rare gift and this gift is the undoing of many men. The rare gift given to us by God is our choice. To either be what He wants us to be by strictly obeying Him or doing otherwise and get a sour or worse still a bitter experience.
The right to choose and even make use of the brain He has given to us make us believe we can succeed without Him. So we sit down and map out strategies of success based on the experience of some people. We do not realise that God has designed our lives to go in a unique way. Each individual with a different approach to their lives.
Elimelech used his human strategy in Ruth 1. He planned his life and left Israel to sojourn in Moan and lost his life. It didn’t stop at that, his two sons also lost their lives too. But for the grace of God the wife and the daughters-in-law would have lost theirs too.
Isaac had planned and based his success on Egypt in time of famine. If God had not told him not to go, he had made up his mind to go. Genesis 26:2 KJV And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
I want to advise you that before you write that song. Before you write that proposal. Before you write that exam. Before you make any choice at all. Call God to inspire and write everything He reveals to you in that planner and watch how things will begin to work for your good.
Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Taking your plan to God renders Him useless in making it a reality. While calling Him to inspire your plan makes all plan work for you.
Let us pray: Father, please make me humble enough to rely on you totally.