When God messes up your plans

Rev. Dave Heller
Rev. Dave Heller

Rev. Dave Heller

Isaiah 55:8-9: For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Have you ever made plans only to have them fall through?? Oh, we don’t get too upset when it is just a dinner date or an outing that was cancelled. But, when you make a major life plan and then it doesn’t go as planned, we often try to put the blame on God.

According to the above Scripture, God’s ways are always higher than ours. We may think we know what is best, but God always knows better.

I can remember when I graduated high school, I was all set to go into the US Navy and they were going to send me to medical school. However, after basic training was over, I began training as a corpsman and developed double pneumonia. Rather than risk having to pay for my medical bills for the rest of my life, the Navy gave me an Honorable Discharge. My plans were completely messed up. I had no back-up plan at all. I had thought that God had really messed me over. Boy, was I wrong.

Had it not been for my plans being out of line with God’s plans, I would have never met my wife, never had the experience of a Law Enforcement career, never been in a place to hear God’s calling to ministry. God knew exactly what He was doing all the time.

The Scriptures are full of people who had their own plans, but God had another one for them. Abraham and Sarah, Paul, David, Jonah, and on and on and on.

If we will just do our best to try and follow God’s plans, we will be way ahead of the game. But don’t be surprised when our plans fall through. That’s the time we just need to look to God and seek His direction for His new plan for that moment.

Blessings!
 Dr. David B. Heller is associational mission strategist for the Columbus Baptist Association

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