“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day will bring” (Proverbs 27:1).
We do not have the power to predict our future. We make our plans, but it is God who has the last say. Our best approach to tomorrow is to live today in faith and to live it faithfully. The lot God has given us today is spacious and gracious. We can be forever thankful for each moment, each hour, each segment of time, because within each, God teaches us, He prepares us and He moves us forward in the plans He has for us.
Disappointed in your lot? Don’t be. God’s plans are far greater and wider than what we can see with our human eye. It’s better to live in the corner of a roof with the righteousness vision of God, than to live in a house with well laid plans that can lead us to ruin. God has the bigger picture!
This doesn’t mean that we should not plan. Planning is good, because it narrows our focus and makes us intentional. It deliberates our heart, so we can measure our steps toward success. It also shows us where God has been faithful to us! But be careful that your plans do not become your god. The best way to deal with our plans is to lay them at the foot of the cross and ask God to align them according to His riches in heaven found in Jesus Christ. Plan to God’s glory; do not plan to man’s success.
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).