Proverbs 19:21 says “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails”
I am living in a Season of Surreal.
Surreal:having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream;unreal
Last December, I did what I always do and set aside some time for some New Years Life Planning. My favorite tool has become Michael Hyatt’s Life Planning tool. I spent days praying, pulling out scripture that confirmed my ideas and putting some big plans on paper.
BHAP’s!! (Big Hairy Audacious Plans!)
Sometime’s I PRIDE (key word) myself in just how BIG my dreams can be. I love to press for things that ONLY GOD can do. I ended the year thinking He and Me were on the same side of my thinking.
Not the case.
When the New Year rolled around I started making my big announcement of the plans I had for 2012 to the people that mattered, but the people that mattered had their own plans which totally threw my plans for a dizzy trip into who knows where.
Now, here I am staring August–8/12 (70%) of 2012 living a plan that was NOT on my Michael Hyatt Life Plan for 2012.
I am dealing with stuff I had NOT PLANNED to deal with on a daily basis.
Still. My God is my God. He is still LORD of my LIFE PLAN.
How about you? Are you living a different plan today than the one you had for your year?
If so let me remind you of what I have reminded myself this morning from the 23rd Psalm.
The Lord is MY SHEPHERD!! My Jehovah-Rohi. He knows my name. He knows each step I take. He IS IN THIS WITH ME!!
The Lord is MY PROVIDER. My Jehovah Jireh. He will provide for all of my needs. He will take care of my burdens; my worries; ; my heartbreaks; my lack of skill.
The Lord is MY PEACE. My Jehovah Shalom. He cares about every detail of my life. He knows exactly what I am facing today. He knows where fear rears it’s ugly head. He knows where lack self worth drags me down. He hems me in!
The Lord is MY HEALER. My Jehovah Rapha. He knows where I am injured and broken and need more healing! He reminds me of the times He has healed me in the past and I rest in Him again.
The Lord is MY RIGHTEOUSNESS. My Jehovah Tsidkenu. Oh my. Jesus knows I am a sinner by flesh and that flesh will go to the grave with me. He knows where I am weak. He knows my failures and my pride. He knows my grouchy, whiney was when things get messy. HE STANDS IN MY PLACE!!
He is the God who is HERE with me right now. My Jehovah Shamma. He knows my dreams. My wanna-be’s. My wanna-do’s. He knows how old I am. He knows the other people in my story.
Do you need to remember those things today? Have your plans taken a detour like mine have?
I want to encourage you today with these promises!
He is YOUR Shepherd.
He is YOUR provider.
He is YOUR peace.
He is YOUR righteousness.
He is WITH YOU RIGHT NOW!
As always, I love to hear from you.