I don’t know about you but I often have these grand plans to do things, things that are good, things that will help people, that can transform a generation (well at least in my mind) and sometimes I get so caught up in my mind that I forget to listen to what God’s plans are. Recently, I had to stop and think, are these my plans or are these from the Lord. I mean, I can come up with a plan to change the world, but will my plan work? If I try and do my plan will it be possible outside the will of God?
I always have to remind myself that good ideas are not always God ideas. I also think if I can plan this big, how much bigger are God’s plans? “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” (Ephesians 3:20). I see a couple of words there that make me think, exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think…. I can ask and think some pretty big things what about you? God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above that? So when I remember that verse I push pause on my plans and ask God to show me what of these plans are my plans and what are His? My plans need to be tossed aside so that I can focus on the better right?
Over the last few weeks I have learned that I need to be more aware, that I need to think before I jump into a ministry option, because sometimes that option is not for me, it is not God’s best. I have learned where my boundaries are going to be drawn in the future. I will finish out commitments I have made, but now I am going to be more firm in setting boundaries, because running around doing good things outside the will of God is exhausting. Sometimes we need to experience that though to remember why we stick with His plans which come with His power right?
What about you? Are there areas in your life that you need to re-evaluate? Are you running around doing good things without the power of God? What change are you going to make?