Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.”

Every day I make plans. I add meetings to my calendar. There are places I need to be, people that I need to talk to, tasks that I need to accomplish. In my mind, I need to get these things done. I make my lists and check off my completed items. Invariably I get to the end of the day and there are still things left undone. Tasks I thought I needed to finish are still there. A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

Sometimes His directing of my steps is so very different from my plans. Like times when my truck has broken down causing me to miss meetings I needed to be at. Or flights that were delayed causing me to miss connections that I needed to catch. Or injuries that prevented me from being physically able to complete a task that I needed to finish. A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

My needs are not always God’s needs. In fact, most of the time something that I think is a need is more likely a want and my have to’s are should do’s. But still I stress over getting things done. Striving daily. Thinking that I can accomplish all of this in my own strength. In reality, it is all in God’s hands. He is in control. How much more peace I would have if I could leave my lists in His hands, submitting my plans to His wisdom and guidance, and trusting in His strength to get done what He has for me each day.

He really is in control you know. He directs our every step.