When Plans Fall Through, Yahweh is Working on Something Better

Human beings make lots of plans, whether it be a short term plan like spending 30 minutes in the garden or a long term one, like marrying before age 30.

But, despite our best efforts to nurse our plans to maturity, some plans are never completed _ or at least not in the way we thought they would.

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

Sometimes, Yahweh reveals His plan to us, whether it be to our hearts through the Holy Spirit, or from a divine messenger like a prophet or angel.

The most frustrating part of knowing God’s plan is the feeling that progress is not being made towards it, and that it will inevitably be left unfinished.

Yet, Yahweh is not like us because He does not leave anything unfinished.

There are no unfinished puzzles, or half knitted socks in the kingdom of heaven.

Nope, God promises us He will finish the good work He started and it will be better than anything that we could of ever imagined.

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:6

Through the propitiation for our sins, Jesus Christ, we are assured that one day, we WILL be made whole.

Buuuuuuuuuuut….the journey to wholeness requires regular detours from the way we thought things might work out.

The practice of releasing plans to Yahweh is a spiritual practice that requires discipline and a lot patience.

Giving up one’s plans is akin to surrendering one’s own will in order to exchange it for the perfect will of God.

In order to receive what is best, we must give up what is not.

The things we know are familiar and comfortable, sort of like those worn our boots you keep wearing despite their holes.

However, we must acknowledge that Yahweh’s plan for our lives is superior to our own.

Yahweh is the God of abundance and of new things, but in order to receive His blessing, we must have faith in His Word.

Through faith and by reading and practicing His Word, we learn to follow His instruction and are navigated by subtle signs that carry us along the path to life.

Remember, plans fall through, but the Word of God will never fail.

“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”

Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

Thanks for reading. Much Love, Many Blessings, Jesus is Lord.

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