It is better to allow God to have His way than to fight with Him, all the while trying to accomplish your plans.

Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

We make plans all day long. We plan our meals we are going to cook, we plan the order in which we will run our errands, we plan our vacations, we plan our next project around the house…a mom is full of plans. But, sometimes our plans don’t go the way we intended for them to go. Have you ever thought that when our plans don’t turn out the way we wanted, that God had a hand in the different direction that we took? Many times our plans make a left turn and at first we think to ourselves, “this is terrible,” but later realize we would have never gotten to where we are now without that unidentified left turn? God is in ALL of our plans and His plan always prevails over ours. 

The next time you find yourself taking an unexpected left turn, say to God, “Okay, what do you have for me with this left turn?” Instead of fighting with God or trying to convince Him that He made a mistake or He was sleeping on the job, ask Him what purpose lies with the unexpected left turn. You might be surprised with His wisdom and realize that His plan is WAY better than your plan. It is better to allow God to have His way than to fight with Him, all the while trying to accomplish your plans.


Father, Thank You that Your plan always prevails. God, I know I doubt and question You at times, but I am thankful that You love me so much, You do what is best for me, whether I like it or not. My prayer today is that I will live a life always expecting the “left turns” and not be surprised by them.  I pray that I will be open to Your will, Your way and that I will stop fighting you. Teach me how to be open handed with my life concerning my plans. I have decided to follow you in ALL things, no turning back. 

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