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Plans for Me

I feel like I have recently been in a mental wrestling match with myself about my plans, the future, and trying to live one day at a time.  I like to have a plan for things.  I like it when I can map things out and know where I’m headed.  I have a quote hanging in my office, “If you fail to plan, you should plan to fail.”  I think it’s important to have a plan, but I’m also learning that it’s important to be flexible and to trust.  Trusting God for my future sounds easy and maybe it should be easy, but I must have the brain of a mule (stubborn).  I still get hung up on the “what ifs” of tomorrow, next month, next year, etc.

As I’ve been processing this and meditating on the word ‘plans,’ Jeremiah 29:11-13 came to my mind:

11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

These verses point very clearly to that fact that God has plans for me that include hope for the future.  He simply asks me to come to Him, to seek Him with all I’ve got, and to be open to His plan.  I’m learning, and I’m thankful today for this reminder.  With this in mind, I can let go of my anxiety and my personal wrestling match.

One day at a time…


October 12, 2010 - Posted by | thoughts, trusting God, verses, wisdom

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks Jon for sharing this scripture and your thoughts for the day. I needed this. If we could share in person, I would tell you all about how I was feeling this morning and even right now.

    One day at a time Sweet Jesus comes to mind/that is a song.

    Another song my Aunt Carol used to sing was Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand. But I know who holds my future and I know who holds my hand…

    Love you, Jon!


    Comment by Mom | October 13, 2010 | Reply

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