There is a lot of talk these days about creating a life-plan. One-year goals, 3-year goals, 5 or 10-year goals… people place a lot of confidence in a well defined life plan. It’s a great way to live – being able to plan ahead. Question is though, how effective is a life-plan without GOD, the Giver of life?
Truth is, GOD knows what to do with your life, much better than you do. Sure, He might take longer than you would like, but eventually, He gets the job done. And, He always gets it right. Perfectly right, I might add.
GOD often leads us through strange territory… and through some very unfamiliar territory just to teach us how to lean and depend on Him for all our needs.. Sometimes He defers, or even destroys our dreams. “But GOD!” Our loving, tender, delightful Father, knows exactly what He is doing. There is no question about it.
- Are you in a place you never expected to be?
- Has GOD taken you on a path you never would have willfully chosen?
- Do wonder sometimes, why you are where you are at this point in your life?
If so, be encouraged. God hasn’t deserted you. He hasn’t forgotten you. He hasn’t made a mistake. He is still there. He knows exactly what He is doing. He knows exactly what you need and where you need to be. And, lovingly, He is taking you to the point in your life, where you need to be.
Therefore, as you set aside time to plan your life… remember also, to plan your time with GOD. You will never be able to “Find time” to spend with GOD. So, you have to purposefully make time. It is a sacrifice… but it’s one that’s well worth the trouble. Sometimes it will take:
- Alone time
- Turning off the T.V.
- Responding later to texts or phone calls
- Putting off exercising or leisure activities
- Waiting to eat later
- Postponing sleep until later…
When and how you do it is totally up to you. The objective is, to make sure you do it. If your goal is to know GOD, you have to be intentional… and set aside time to spend with Him. If you are intentional about making GOD your top priority, He will, in return, make you His priority as well.