Boy, I’ve been making a lot of plans lately. I mean, I’m a plan-maker by nature, but I’ve been making BIG plans lately, and every time I turn around, God is telling me to slow my roll. Like here, in the very first verse, He says, “We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.” Now, I’m not saying making plans is wrong, but sometimes “the right answer” is just better. I’ll take it. Then in verse 9, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Again, make the plans, man, but if you got to mix them up a bit in the middle, by all means, do that. That’s just God taking the wheel and steering your original plans into the actual direction they need to go that is best for you.
Oh my word, and let’s not forget to mention the big WOW stick face I drew beside verse 4. This didn’t have anything to do with making plans, but it did make me do “The Office” stare-in-the-camera face. (Sorry if you don’t know what that is. Truly, I am sorry.) “The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster.” So, the Lord created the wicked so he could show His power through disaster??? Whoa. That one’s going on the questions to ask Jesus list.
Writing prompt: disastrous plans
Write about a plan you made that didn’t go as planned. Was it a disaster? Did the Lord determine your steps and give you the right answer?