By Pastor Dennis Morales
“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
“Sticky notes” are my friend. I have lists of “things to do” for almost everything. Sometimes I can get a little carried away, but I consider myself a planner. I once planned out our whole vacation and took my lists of things to do for everyday. Let’s say it was short lived. There was a time when no one could get between me and my schedule. When it was interfered with, I felt like the wheels fell off my day.
How do you go about your plans? How do you handle interruptions? We have vacation plans, weekend plans, a retirement plan, plans for school, and the list goes on. There’s nothing wrong with making plans but Proverbs says no matter what plans you may make, God decides where those plans will lead us. We can plan the day as usual, but expect some Heavenly interruption. These interruptions come in all shapes and sizes. They can come in the form of a son or daughter seeking direction, a spouse seeking your attention, a neighbor in need, or need I say (parents) “urgent care.” We can make all the plans we want to make, but we better figure God in there somewhere.
God has a way of editing our schedule at times. Without God in your plans, you’re going to feel real lost; your life is going to feel empty and meaningless. God has a plan for you. It involves a bright future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Trust the Lord in your planning and you’ll find He gives meaning, purpose, and life to your plans (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Calvary Chapel Eastvale meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m.; and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at Clara Barton Elementary (7437 Corona Valley Ave., Eastvale). Visit their website at http://www.CalvaryEastvale.org.