Life. Our lives. Most of us (present company included) have set goals for the whole year and even beyond. Some have started saving up or have been saving for projects and events that will occur a few years from now. Weddings, vacations, unborn children, kids' education, new businesses, etc. There is a popular saying that failing to plan is planning to fail. Planning is good. God is a planner. He meticulously planned the creation, putting everything in its rightful place.
I remember growing up in Ghana many years ago, the government in power set out a developmental vision for the country called Vision 2020. Then the year 2020 seemed like ions ahead but here we are today in 2020. ( Don't ask me about the status of that vision. Lol)
Planning is fueled by a certain confidence and belief that the days and years ahead are guaranteed. Are they really? Nope. Even the next hour is not guaranteed to anyone. People wake up in the morning, leave home and never return as they assumed they would or return in a different condition.The Bible tells us that God has given man at least seventy years on earth but many do not make it to that mark!
It is only God's grace and benevolence that allow us to remain here hour after hour; day after day and year after year! Any planning that takes God out of the equation is no real planning. James 4:13-15 shows us how futile it is to live and plan as if you own yourself. It says, "Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow...Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” "
Clearly, we live at the mercy and pleasure of the King of Kings. Planning that does not acknowledge God or take into consideration His will borders on arrogance. Nonetheless, keep planning out your days and years ahead but always remember to add "as the Lord wills".
Love, Lady Monica ❤