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Why Plans Fail

Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

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I have a confession to make. Sometimes I can be a bit spiritually thick, a bit of a slow learner if you will. Sometimes what I really want to do is to race out and do stuff, without checking in with God first. How about you?

Have you ever wondered why some of your plans fail? You have this great idea, you step out to make it happen and splat – you fall flat on your face.

There are lots of reasons why plans fail, but one of the most common is that we think we can go it alone. We imagine that because God’s on our side everything will work out fine. He’ll just toddle along behind us and make it all happen because we thought it was a good idea.

The mistake in that is that you’re turning the Creator-creature relationship on its head. Rather than checking in first with God to see what His plans are – to see whether our plan fits into His – we simply expect God to dance to our tune.

You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that God doesn’t work that way.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

It’s so easy just to race out and do stuff. It’s a temptation that confronts me on a daily basis, because I’m the sort of person who wants to race out and do stuff.

But when you commit your plan to God first, if it’s a bad idea, if He has a better idea, if He has a completely different plan altogether, He’ll soon tell you. On the other hand, if it’s a good idea, if it’s part of His plan, He’ll be right in there with you.

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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