3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Today as I write this, we are almost one week into the New Year. The excitement of Christmas seems to bring an energy that I have to actually wind down from each year. To be honest, I am just now getting to the point that my house and my life are quiet enough to hear God’s voice. I really have to get quiet and listen for the direction that He desires for me to go.
This is the time of year that I like to take a couple of quiet days and evaluate how my life is going. I like to check in spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially and just assess where I am.
I have found that if I don’t check in with myself, it is easy to get complacent in certain areas. My goal is always to grow and to improve in every area of my life, and I hope that is your goal also.
So may I as ask, have you set your goals for the New Year? Don’t wait too long to set your goals and write out your plans. Before you know it, the first month of the year will be over. Remember, your goals must be written down. Be sure that you write down a date as to when they will be achieved by. If it is not written down with a date, it is only a dream.
When you pray about your goals, be totally open to what God may want to do through you this year. Don’t limit Him. Give Him room to work mightily in your life. Only He knows the awesome plans that He has for you this year. It is ok for us to have desires and plans, but remember God’s plans always supersedes our plans. His ways are higher than ours and He always knows what is best. So if the year doesn’t go exactly how you planned know that God can see farther down the road than we can. Trust His wisdom and His timing, for He knows that plans the He has for you.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.