WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
– Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
When it comes to the moments in your life when you’re uncertain of how you’re ever going to accomplish your goals, continue to remind yourself that no matter how things play out over the next few weeks, months, or years, the Lord’s purpose is far greater than anything you could ever imagine. Take a moment and think about a time in your life when your plans fell through. Maybe it was you and your husband’s plan to have a child by a certain time or you planned on taking a new job only not to get it. Whatever it was, here you are today. Of course your life isn’t perfect, and you might even be dealing with some of those same things right now, but you made it to this point. And not only did you make it to this point, but God brought you here. Even though things didn’t go according to your plan, His plan still prevailed! The reason why it’s so important to remember the Lord’s prevailing purpose in your life is because it’s so easy to get discouraged. When things start going wrong again and you feel like you’re watching your dreams fall apart before your eyes, you might be tempted to stop trusting God and try to do things your own way. Maybe you find yourself being angry with God and you stop praying and seeking Him daily. But as tempting as it may be, you don’t have to walk down that path. Choose instead to walk down the path that leads to Him. The path where you can lift your hands and say, “Lord, I place my plans in your hands. I am ready to do whatever it is that You want me to do!” Let this be the path you take. It’s far more rewarding than trying to do it on your own.
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Proverbs 19:20-23, Proverbs 16:9
DAILY CHALLENGE: Listen to Not Alone by Kari Jobe