“Do You Understand His Plans?”

plans and purposes

by Dona Hake

Proverbs 19:21  (AMP)

“Many plans are in a man’s mind,

but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand.”

We can all have our plans that are for a specific day and then there are the plans and dreams that live in our hearts about our life in general.    The questions I think are good for us to ponder throughout our days and lives:

What would the Lord have me to do today to bless Him?

Are my plans fittings His purposes that He has for me?

A purpose is the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.  I think it is the most wonderful feeling that you just know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are flowing in the perfect will of God.  I absolutely hate when I feel like I do not know if I am supposed to be doing something or not.  As I have shared before there may be times you may even be  doing a good thing yet it may not be the Lord’s will that you are  doing it.  All these types of good works can merely rob you of your time and energy.  We should always desire that our days be fully productive for Him and those around us.

As you begin your day I encourage you to seek Him and know that your heart is toward Him and your ears are as well.  He desires to speak to your heart while you are at work, home or whatever you may be doing.    Maintain a readiness of heart at all times to be used by Him.

I chuckled to myself the other day.  I was in a store and a mother was struggling trying to carry something and she looked at her child and said, “Don’t just stand there, make yourself useful!”  (I can remember my mother speaking those words to me.)  How true this is for us.  As we stay aware of how He desires to use us we will not just stand empty handed, we will allow Him to make us useful!

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