Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
God is strategic. He has laid out an exact plan for our lives right down to the very smallest details. He knows the people we need to meet in order to fulfill our destinies. He knows who is going to give us a good break in our lives and who is going to put in a good word for us on our behalf. He knows when someone is going to be there to help us through difficult times. God has it all figured out. He is not vague or approximate. He is orchestrating our lives right down to the very second, causing us to be at the right place at the right time so we can meet the right people who He has ordained before this world was even created.
We can look over our lives and see how, time after time, God directed our steps to the exact moment. If we had been 10 seconds earlier or 10 seconds later, things would have played out differently. That’s God orchestrating His plan. That’s God ordering our steps.
As I look back on my life I can think of things that I wish I could have done or handled differently. At the same time I realize that I had to go through those things to get to the person I am today. I am not yet the person God wants me to be, but thank God I am not the person I used to be. I have come a long way, but I still have many more miles to go. To be honest, I am glad that I have God guiding me along the way because if I was truly deciding my own path, I’m not very sure that I would get even close to the place that God is taking me. I am so thankful to God for guiding me along on my journey and I am just trying my best to enjoy every step of the journey.
All we have to do is stay faithful to Him and follow His leading because in the end, it is God’s plans, not mine that will prevail.