BUT THE PLANS OF THE LORD STAND FIRM FOREVER, THE PURPOSES OF HIS HEART THROUGH ALL GENERATIONS
I was driving on a highway in Nova Scotia, Canada, when I came upon some road works. I had to wait behind a man standing next to the road with a stop sign in his hand, for about five minutes. Then, a pickup truck arrived with a sign on its roof that read, “FOLLOW, DO NOT PASS!” After a while, I had to follow this truck on the wrong side of the road, passing many road workers and their machines, along the way. As I followed, I thought of how God often tells me the same thing: “FOLLOW…DO NOT PASS,” while He leads me to unknown places, on the wrong side of the road.
Once, God led me through a dark, dense spiritual forest where I had to push through long, heavy, thick grass, in order to move forward. I could not see where I was going and multiple obstacles made my journey very slow, tiresome, and daunting. I would go one foot forward, then three feet back. But, eventually, I pushed through all the obstacles to a beautiful clearing where the sun was shining…and where the doors opened for me.
MANY ARE THE PLANS IN A PERSON’S HEART, BUT IT IS THE LORD’S PURPOSE THAT PREVAILS
Do you wish to accomplish your purpose for God, or do you wish for God to accomplish HIS Purpose through you? There is a HUGE difference. If you wish for God to accomplish HIS Purpose through you, He will first accomplish HIS Purpose IN you. Then, when you fully belong to Him, He will lead you, moment-by-moment, on the wrong side of the road, to the place He has prepared for you.
THE LORD KNOWS ALL HUMAN PLANS; HE KNOWS THAT THEY ARE FUTILE
Your own plans for God have no future in God’s Kingdom. They are just…your own plans. But, if you allow God to work His Plans in and through you, you would become Someone’s vessel whose Plans stand firm forever, and whose Purpose prevails into eternity.
COMMIT TO THE LORD WHATEVER YOU DO, AND HE WILL ESTABLISH YOUR PLANS
Let God initiate and establish His Plans in you and through you. FOLLOW…DO NOT PASS! He knows where He is going…and He is taking you there.
PRAYER: Lord God, call me to follow You. Give me Your Patience, so I would not try to pass You and try to establish my own or Your own Purpose in my life.
Maintain an Awareness
How much of our misbehavior sprouts from trying to PROVE that we are acceptable, worthy, loved, and wanted, because the OLD MAN character, conveniently formed in us by the father-of-lies, christened us unacceptable, unworthy, unloved, and unwanted?