Today’s Truth

Today’s Truth: Making Plans

James 4:13-15 says, “Look here, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.’ How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, ‘If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.’” God’s will is something that has perplexed man for generations. So if we are trusting Jesus, should we still make plans? This verse makes it seem like we should not make plans. However, there is a difference between making plans without God and being a part of His plans.

There are some that think you should never make plans and only trust in the Lord to lead you. There are others who do not give God the time of day when it comes to their plans; He is a part of their Sundays, but not every other day. I believe there is a balance to all of this. God created us with a free will and mind to serve Him in whatever way we can. Whatever we do, it should be to serve and honor God. He wants to be a part of our daily lives. So we shouldn’t live our lives apart from Him. We should pray that in everything we do, we could glorify God.

Take some time today to love and honor God. Pray that in the little things you could honor God, and that in the big things you could seek to follow God and bring Him glory.