We are quickly approaching 2011 and we should get ready for the slogans:
"Destined for days like heaven in 2011"
"Debt-free living in 2011"
"2011---the year of the overflow"
We should also get ready for the resolutions:
"I'm going to lose weight"
"I'm going to spend more time with my family"
"I'm going to go back to school"
Also, we should get ready for the realities of life:
"You could lose a loved one"
"You could get laid off your job"
"You could run into unexpected problems"
By now, you all may be sobering up to the fact that life is still filled with uncertainties no matter how hard we plan. An old aged saying is "if you want to make God laugh just tell Him your plans!" During this season many will fast, vision cast, set goals, inspire to fulfill dreams, and seek to have a much better lifestyle. Regardless of what we do, we have to REMEMBER that God had everything already pre-planned before time ever began. All we're doing is living out the set-in-place plan. No matter how hard we try we can never alter it. It's already fixed in place and is unchangeable! What's more, it is the BEST plan for you and I. Our little plans pale in comparison to His. So, let's live out our lives knowing that God's plan is what we should desire. Jesus said it so eloquently in Luke 22:41-42---
...God, not my will but yours be done...