Planning Overload

Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve planned your life away?

We plan our workload and possibly that of others at our place of work; we plan our holidays and vacations; we plan what we’re ging to do with our weekends and our evenings when we’re not working; we plan our meals for the coming days/week when we do our weekly supermarket shopping etc.

Why do we do so much planning? Well I have to be honest and say I’ve no idea, other than for people like me who like to be very organised, it makes perfect sense to organise my personal time just as I do my working day!

That’s all fine, but then today, I got thinking (I know that’s dangerous!), I plan my life, but do I ask God for advise on what my plans should include? My honest answer is that I do, but not nearly as much or as often as I should. No wonder I get frustrated and annoyed when other things make me change my plans! If only I’d asked God to help me plan!

Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!

I’m not saying that if we ask God for advise when compiling our plans, unexpected things will never happen. However through planning our lives to do God’s will, we will be stronger people when we have to deal with the unexpected, regardless of whether it’s an unexpected good or bad things that comes our way.

Remember whatever comes our way, God is with us and is there to pilot us through the unexpected as well as the planning things of life.


Great Expectations (Steven Curtis Chapman)

The morning finds me here at heaven’s door
A place I’ve been so many times before
Familiar thoughts and phrases start to flow
And carry me to places that I know so well
But dare I go where I don’t understand
And do I dare remember where I am
I stand before the great eternal throne
The one that God Himself is seated on
And I, I’ve been invited as a son
Oh I, I’ve been invited to come and …

Believe the unbelievable
Receive the inconceivable
And see beyond my wildest imagination
Lord, I come with great expectations

So wake the hope that slumbers in my soul
Stir the fire inside and make it glow
I’m trusting in a love that has no end
The Savior of this world has called me friend
And I, I’ve been invited with the Son
Oh I, I’ve been invited to come and …

We’ve been invited with the Son
And we’ve been invited to come and …

Believe the unbelievable
Receive the inconceivable
And see beyond our wildest imagination
Lord, we come with great expectations

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