“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Even when things don’t go as planned, God is still in control. One day while sitting in the waiting room of an office, I noticed a woman having a heated discussion with someone on the phone. All of the plans in my day had gone completely haywire and I felt frustrated. Trying to make the best of it, I chose to sit and read a book. As I sat there I asked the LORD if He wanted me to go and encourage this woman. Thoughts came to me saying, “People don’t do that anymore. You will look crazy walking up to a stranger to talk to them about God in this office building.” I didn’t pay those thoughts any attention. I got up, walked to her and began to encourage her. She began to cry as I asked her if she knew the LORD, which she did. I then prayed for her and she even prayed for me. We then gave each other a hug and thanked God for orchestrating that moment in our day.
She needed the encouraging words I shared with her and I needed to be reminded that my day belongs to the LORD and when plans change, to simply flow with Him.
You may spend time planning your day, but leave room for God to interrupt it and change it if He sees fit. He orders our steps and guides us along the way. Our lives are not our own. We would experience less frustration if we learn to say, “Lord, thank you for the life you have given me and thank you for this day, but my life belongs to you and this day is yours. No matter the plans in my heart, I’m open to flow with you.”
Prayer: Father, you are my God and you are sovereign over my life. I give this day to you. You are free to change my plans however you want. I may not always understand it with my head, but I know in my heart that you know best. When plans change, help me to make the best of it. Help me learn to flow with you and trust you completely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.