“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
Where shall we go today? To far-off lands of intrigue? To clear blue lakes? To lovely mountaintop vistas?
We arrive at our destination by the choices we make daily. We all make good decisions. But sometimes, we also make bad ones. More often than not, we choose to make good ones because we want the good results.
With all the choices that pop up each and every day, each choice we make will take us on a journey – a journey either to walk in submission to God’s Will, or to walk in disobedience. Each choice has its own path with its own outcome.
We can choose to take the path of self-destruction or self-preservation. We can choose to fill our thoughts with negative thoughts. We can choose to tear others down. Albeit sometimes more difficult, we can also choose to bite our tongues and instead think positively of others and use our words to encourage somebody instead of speaking about them in a negative way.
Whether it’s a decision about our finances or our physical well-being, we have the opportunity to make a choice. It’s our decision. Our choice. Our journey.
In the choices that we make, we can choose to fit in with the Lord’s plans or choose to go our own way. What do we know about God’s plan?
“I know the plans I have in mind for you…they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.” (Jer. 29:11,CEB) We know that God’s way is always for our good and our benefit. We know that God’s way leads to the good results that we are after.
Is your journey of choice one that agrees with God’s choice, or is it one of your own making? What are the results of your daily decisions?
Lord, I know Your plans for me are most excellent. They are for my good and my benefit. Help me to remember to consult You with each choice that confronts me every day. May my choices bring honor and glory to Your name. Amen.
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Do you have a big decision that you have to make? Or are there some decisions that you’ve made in the past that you think you need to reconsider? Call up your accountability partner and ask him/her to pray with you as you discern your next steps. If you need an accountability partner, you may request for one of our online mentors to contact you.