Life is like one giant puzzle that we all strive to figure out. We have big goals and dreams, but where do we start? How do we get from where we are now to what we want to become? How can we be sure that our plans will work out? What’s your plan?
I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of person who needs to plan things out. Whether it’s about what I’m going to wear the next day or how my life will look like in 5 years, I need every hour of my life planned out.
I find it frustrating to go through life without a plan. But here’s the big issue with that: My plan will not get me to where God wants me to be.
For us to reach our God-given dreams, we must follow God’s plan. However, God’s plan is not like any typical plan that we would make. His plan doesn’t always give us the details of what will happen tomorrow or what the next step will be.
God’s plan is simply for us to obey him one step at a time. God might not tell us what he wants us to do tomorrow, but he will always tell us what he wants us to do today.
If you’re like me who needs to go through life with a long-term detailed plan, then it will be hard to accept God’s plan. But the beauty of following God’s way is that his way is always good, pleasing, and perfect (Romans 12:2).
Life is one big puzzle that we all are trying to figure out. We frustrate ourselves by trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together, when God just wants us to follow his directions one puzzle at a time.
God will show you where to put the right piece of the puzzle that will build his beautiful plan for you. It’s when we try to figure it out on our own that messes up God’s beautiful picture for you. To get where God wants you to be will require his help and direction. What is God calling for you to do today?
God will never tell you the big picture of your life then leave you to figure it out on your own. He wants to walk life with you and lead you every step of the way. Proverbs 3:6 says, “In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Many times we make things more complicated by trying to figure things out, when God is only asking us to obey what his tells us to do, and to trust the rest to him.
Joshua is a perfect example in the Bible whom we all should follow. He knew his calling and purpose in life which was to lead the Israelites to the promise land that God had promised. Instead of setting up a detailed plan to accomplish this big task, he sought God’s direction and had complete faith in everything God asked him to do.
Every command God gave, Joshua would do. No matter how ridiculous God’s request were, Joshua obeyed and kept his faith in God. Whether it was trusting God in crossing the Jordan river to marching around Jericho seven times blowing trumpets, Joshua did it all.
Because Joshua obeyed every direction from God, God opened the way for him to go through the Jordan river on dry land, and to conquer the city of Jericho. Joshua 5:1 says, “Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites..their hearts melted in fear and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.”
Joshua was able to fulfill God’s plan for him because he followed God’s plan, and not his own. May we all be like Joshua and follow God with faith and boldness. It’s when we start thinking about “how”we are going to do things that stops us from doing anything.
God says “do”and he will take care of the “how”.
Trust that God has the perfect plan for you. It’s when you don’t follow him when life gets complicated. Wait on God and let him walk in front of you, guiding you wherever you go. Isaiah 26:8 says, “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you..” God has great plans for you, but it starts with you getting up and doing what he calls you to do everyday. So remember, make your plan to be God’s plan.