God is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega, of everything in life! He knows our thoughts before we’ve even formed them, counted every hair on our head before we’re able to brush them. The God of creation is that intimately acquainted with us. Does this register for us? It’s not our keen sense of awareness that explodes us into a supernatural situation. It’s our discernment in the Holy Spirit and understanding how to hear and respond to our Fathers voice that leads us into life changing circumstances! So why is it so hard to let go of our self? Let go of our best laid plans, the ones we’ve poured over, and trust that God always has the better one. Maybe because we have so much of our own identity wrapped up in the planning process. We’ve created a list of expectations and forgotten to remember that God sometimes shows up and moves us in a different direction.
Every time in my personal life I have trusted God and let my grip on a situation or circumstance ease up I begin to see God’s view for me. I don’t know about you, but when I am death gripping something, I am determined to see it through, and can develop tunnel vision. I’m not truly able to see the God’s eye view, because I am focused on what’s in front of me. I pray up. I’ve asked for clarity and continue to look the direction. I am going in for His breakthrough. Then when things get rough, and bumps pop up along the way, I wonder what happened. There comes a time in every Christian’s life where we are challenged with surrendering all we’ve done, every detail we’ve gone over, to our Father. Our plans without God’s breath, can leave us feeling like we’re battling life, uphill and blindfolded.
Understanding that Gods thoughts aren’t our thoughts, His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8), reminds us that the plans He’s made have been created to fit our life. We know that the ways of the Lord stand firm forever (Psalm 33:11). God’s got a future perspective that we couldn’t possibly know without a supernatural connection to Him. Here’s what so amazing. God wants us to plan. He encourages us to dream bigger than we thought was possible. He then asks, “Do you trust Me enough with your plans, with your dreams, for your life?”
To quote my sister-cousin Shirley, “Focus on the finish.” She heard this from one of her favorite bloggers and I think it is so fitting. If we make plans that aren’t set in stone, but are pliable, then God can mold them into what He has designed for us. When we focus on the finish, we have assurance that He will give us the tools needed to get us there. Our reliance is on Him, not our self. This is such a great place to be because that’s when all power and authority in Jesus gets to be set free in us.
Planning is needed in our lives, otherwise we would be a society of mediocrity. Our plans, surrendered to the Fathers Hands, is where Kingdom work can be done! We can gain momentum in the natural. Possibly some of us can have some earthly wins. But it’s when we hand our plan over to the higher power, God the Father, that God size planning can begin. Don’t be afraid to let go and let God step in, even if it moves you in a completely different direction. You will be stepping into a limitless planning potential with the Author of your story that knows you better than you! Enjoy your week! Begin your plan today with our Savior.
Director of Worship Arts