So, you’ve got it all figured out, do you? You’ve made a blueprint for your life and expect everything to fall into place. You begin to put things into action and suddenly reality sets in.
Your child needs braces – the doctor says you have cancer – you lose your job, your income, your pride suffers. Then come the little bumps – your car won’t start and you really don’t want to max out your credit car getting it repaired. You break a tooth. Your back goes out and you’re in the middle of getting your house ready to market. Your hair won’t cooperate and you have a big interview for that job you need so much. Someone reacts negatively to one of your posts. Your spouse has misinterpreted something you’ve said. Your washing machine breaks down.
When we try to run things. we can anticipate those nasty bumps that happe when we least expect them. We’re human beings. We think we can manage our lives. We need structure and goals to get motivated. God designed us that way to separate us from the animals. He gave us intellect, a free will and the ability to make smart decisions. Still when we forget to include Him in the equation, we can expect a roller coaster ride through life.
1 Corinthians 15:58 tells us, “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
God doesn’t promise to make us rich, or famous, or anything that gain success in this world, but He has promised, those who believe in Him, that they will inherit eternal life. Let His plan work for you. You’ll find the directions in His Holy manual for life – The Bible.