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Friday, May 5, 2017

Think About It....His Plans, My Plans

His Plans, My Plans
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

It’s 5am and I’m up. Didn’t plan on being up so early but, well you know how it goes sometimes, we wake up and can’t get back to sleep. So here I am.

Have you ever wondered if God had a plan for you? Jeremiah 29:11 said that he does; yet sometimes we still wonder. If you haven’t already noticed life happens while we’re making other plans. Bad things happen to good people, tragedy of every kind happens to all of us. Death comes to our loved ones and we’re left with grief. You name it and it’s happened. Perhaps not to all, but certainly most can relate. So if He has a plan, why does all the bad things happen?

One of the biggest obstacles to the fulfillment of His plan is our own. My plans don’t often correspond with His. In fact they are often the complete opposite of His. He says turn right, and I go left. Why? Sometimes it’s because I wanted to.

I made the statement yesterday that I march to a different drum. I made it with a sense of pride, arrogance and independence. Its as if I were saying that I write my own rules, follow my own path, and do whatever I please. Sound familiar? How many try to live that way? Following our own path? But actually I don’t, or at least I don’t want to because if the truth were known I do want to follow His plan. I’ve learned that my way is not always the best. I have also learned that trials and troubles have created good things in my character. James had it right when he said, “when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy”. (You can read his whole thought in James 1:2-4.)

I’ve learned something else along the way too. Being one who likes to march to a different drum, I’ve learned that following after His plan does create that. His drum is a different drum from that of the world and it takes courage to march to it. When He says, “Come follow me” He’s calling you to different walk, one that many will not follow after. His plans, our plans, which do you march to? Think about it.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

I can completely relate to your column today, Pastor Bernie! I often say that "I give God the script that I would like him to follow"! How right you are that when we really do "let go, and let God" write the script of our lives, it is always better than anything we could have come up with!

Anonymous said...

Great article of truth. God is good!!