Our plans versus His plans
The best laid plans” is a term coined by Robert Burns in 1785. It was referring to how things can go awry, despite the best laid plans. In our youth, we may have had some firm idea of what we wanted to be or whom. That initial plan does work out in some, and even more, where it doesn’t.
As adults, we may have a plan, and they may be what we deem “The best laid plans” to have them dissipate before our very eyes. Our plans, our dreams, our hopes, and our schemes are just that, ours. They have a temporary impact that can last a while, but they remain temporary.
Which plan to follow
The Almighty God has plans that are meant to benefit not only us, but they benefit others as well and for eternity. The word plan is mentioned in scripture in either of two ways, evil plans of man or righteous plans of God. This leaves a clear choice of which plan, whose plan, we should follow. God’s plans are righteous, loving, intentional, and fruitful. Our plans are typically none of those things and can lead to ruin in us as well as in others.
Trust God’s plan. Trust His understanding. Do not lean on your own because it is such a limited and self-serving perspective. When we trust God and His plans, the result is worship, glory, and praise to a sovereign God that is in control of all things all the time.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
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