Flexible plans

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Prov. 19:21

Things don’t always work out the way we plan. Speculating on the why can only take us so far in correcting existing problems, avoiding future disappointments, or learning from past mistakes. God’s love and grace always, always, always motivates His interventions into our plans whether it is to aid or to disrupt them. And sometimes He does disrupt. God is the source of good ideas and He has placed a variety of avenues in our lives through which to inspire us so that we can be part of whatever He’s up to. Sometimes we are so intent on carrying out our own plans or recreating something that worked before that we miss His inspiration. If we are open to Him and willing to respond, our infinitely creative and joyous God is likely to inspire us to create and innovate rather than merely to repeat or imitate.

Lord, I believe You are good and Your mercy endures. I want Your plans and inspirations to supersede my own.