We know how to ask the Lord to bless us, to heal us or restore us. But How often do we submit our plans to Him before we start implementing them? My brother, my sister, God knows the part of our plans that we don’t know… the part of their becoming, their development, their completion or their ending. Today’s passage says this: “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps. Discipline me, Lord, but only in due measure— not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing”.
Indeed God’s ability to direct our lives and plans in life is far superior to our ability. Sometimes we are afraid of God’s power and plans because we know His power would easily crush us if He used it against us. But we should not be afraid to let the Lord correct our plans because He can give us wisdom and means to do things the right way if we are willing to follow His guidance. Many people acknowledge that the Spirit of God dwells in them. But they still manage to made deeply regrettable decisions about their lives or plans. Like Jeremiah, we should learn to grasp the opportunities to humbly turn to God and say ‘Lord I know that my life is not my own and I am not able to plan my own course. Please correct me gently, correct my plans gently.’
My friend, imagine a student whose exam is never assessed by a teacher. Doesn’t the Bible tells us that Jesus is our Teacher? You see, praying to God about your life and plans is not only about imposing Him what you want. It is also about allowng Him to lead you, help you see things His own way and of course correct your plans to fit in His purpose for you… and God’s review or input in your plans will inevitably bring them back to that which is clean, sound and perfect. Today submit your plans to the Lord in humility and wait for His input before taking any action… Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.