Planning and walking with God in 2021
Every new year marks the beginning of something fresh. We all in one way or another look forward to stepping into the next phase as we plan or set our goals. New year resolutions are always written down to give value to a new year. This shows how hopeful we are in embracing all the good things that are stored in every new year. Planning and laying down strategies is indeed good and the right thing to do but there is also the need to plan and strategize with God. This is seen in Proverbs 16:3 (ESV) that says, “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established”.
It is at the place of intimacy with God that we get to hear His plans and purposes for us. Planning with God is the best place to be. Your desire should be what God desires. This is because His plans will stand and come to pass. Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) says “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand”. We need to understand that God has a reason for everyone’s existence on earth. What this means is that we need to ask Him what His plan is for every season of our lives.
One of the ways that we can get to know what God has in store for us, is through prayer and study of His Word. Accomplishing God’s purpose is not only tied to what needs to be done alone. As we seek Him, we will get to hear His counsel not only on the ‘what’ but also on how it needs to be done, with whom it needs to be done with and when it needs to be done.
When we position ourselves right, God will carry us through the year even in the difficult times. Always remember that you are on the winning side, that is God’s side! Philippians 4:13 (ESV) states that “I can do all things through him who strengthens me”. Clearly stated, you can do all things not by your strength but by Christ’s strength. This will serve as a reminder when we feel that we cannot go on any longer.
Get busy in knowing God! This will help you to know what He expects of you. Run your race this year and do not allow yourself to be sidetracked by anything that is not God’s will for your life.
You are blessed!