Excluding God From Your Plans 

There are many people on the face of this earth who make plans for themselves and these plans never turn into reality.  Why?

Are their plans incomplete?

Did these people not think well, plan well ahead of time?

Did they lack in money, men, or management?

No.

But still they fail. Does God forbid us from planning and thinking ahead of time? He created us in His own image. He has given us mind, free will, decision making power.

Does he want us to plan?

Yes.

Then why do we fail? I think we may fail to include God in every plan and always ask His guidance. Is this plan of our “according to His will”?

Go now, ye that say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain’: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”  (Jas 4:13-15 KJV+)

We can plan well. We can set dates, make a plan, and say if God is willing we will do this. Then we can leave the outcome in God’s hands. Wait upon Him.  If the plan is in His will, He will certainly do it for us, even when circumstances seem bleak and dark.

So never exclude God from your plans. Always include Him in your plans and He will definitely do what is best for you.