In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. ~Proverbs 16:9
There is something deeply fulfilling about making a dream become a reality. Indeed, envisioning, discussing, drawing plans, ironing out contingencies and then setting things into motion toward something of eternal value can ignite the soul.
As great a dream we might possess. As mighty a vision we might embrace. As thorough a plan we might toil on day and night. This wonderful verse points us heavenward to see someone greater than all; to see a sovereign LORD above.
It has been said that ‘man proposes, but God disposes.’
God sees and knows our future like no other. We can have a dream and a vision and even a plan that might look a certain way, but the Lord may see it a little differently.
One of our greatest duties is to surrender to the Lord all we are and all we pursue. We must give ourselves up to HIS guidance even if it seems to throw a wrench in our hopes.
We can and should plan the course. But ultimately the LORD will direct our steps.
So make sure to hold loosely to your dreams and plans. And hold tightly only to the Lord Jesus.
~ Dr. Scott.