Do you have plans for your life or are you one of those people that just shoots from the hip and hopes everything works out? I’ve heard it said “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Now I’m not implying we should all just wing it, rather we ought to seek the council of the Lord.
Proverbs 19:21 says “Many plans are in the human heart, but the advice of the Lord will endure.” Since the advice of the Lord will endure, it only makes sense to consult Him and see what He thinks we should do. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us He has plans for us and they’re good plans. John 10:10 tells us the enemy has plans for us and they lead to death. I would much rather live out the plans of the Lord than the enemy.
Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.” The Matthew Henry commentary had this to say about this verse: “He has not promised to gratify all the appetites of the body and the humours of the fancy, but to grant all the desires of the heart, all the cravings of the renewed sanctified soul. What is the desire of the heart of a good man? It is this, to know, and love, and live to God, to please Him and to be pleased in Him.” When we delight ourselves in the Lord, we are finding all we need in Him. By doing so, our hearts line up with His heart, so our desires for our lives line up with His desires for our lives.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” When we seek God first and find our delight in Him, not only does He give us what we need, many times He provides what we want also. We can trust Him [2 Samuel 7:28, Psalm 111:7]. He is for us and the plans He has for us are good [Romans 8:31-32]. Why not take your plans, your dreams, and your desires to the Lord? What He will give you in return will bless you.