There were events to plan, classes to take, goals to achieve, and budgets to make.
As I knelt in prayer the other morning talking with the Lord about the things ahead, I realized how just a little over a year ago, many of my present plans would not exist. A little over a year ago I wanted to go a different direction, but if I had gone in that direction, (of which I was so sure of at the time), it would have prevented me from my present future.
Had I taken it upon myself, to do what I was convinced made sense at the time, I would be facing a different reality.
God knew. Jeremiah 29:11.
I recall being upset that I was unable to continue my education in 2016. I was very dejected and felt I was being unfairly held back from my goals. As I prayed just the other morning however, I realized the Lord planted new desires in me. They are taking me in a different direction. Had I been tied down by the studies I wanted to pursue, I would not be free to pursue the vision God has recently placed in my heart.
This is why we are commanded to
I am reminded of the Proverbs that admonish, though we may plan our way, the Lord directs our steps. Proverbs 16:9.
So to WIN in this New year. It's important to always consider:
Pleasing God, trusting and following him- that's always important. Everything else will fall into place as it should.
Warm thoughts and Prayers,