To be honest, I have been and am still an avid planner. My profession requires me to plan. In my day to day life, planning helps me to stay organized. Where will I go? What will I do? What needs to be done? These are some of the questions that come to me. When this is the case, the Holy Spirit reminds me to be still and to pray about it all. I am grateful for the times I listen to God. I have learned that God’s plans are always better than my own.
While plans will always need to be made, only God knows what tomorrow holds for any of us. Before setting anything in stone, we can ask God what He desires to be done. In turn, we will run the risk of things going well for us (Romans 8:28).
Without saying, living according to God’s purpose will give us better direction. As a result, we will learn to value what we have and the people around us. We will even become better at utilizing our time and not wasting the days we are given. To the contrary, not living according to God’s purpose will manifest negative results.
Who knows the time we have left? Only God knows. Therefore, we can give all our time to Him and give no time to worrying. We can expect that, whatever happens, God will ensure that we have what we need (Philippians 4:19). He will also give us the time to do what must be done.
May we continue to see this. May we continue to ask God for discernment of what is necessary and what can wait a little while longer. May we always desire to seek His direction.