While I was sitting in a San Francisco hotel room I turned on the news station called
KTVU which was featuring a special guest named MJ Marrggraff. She had a fascinating story to share that got me thinking about something important in life.
MJ had a planner book she used everyday. One day she lost the book and it never appeared again. At first she stressed because all of her life plans were written out in this book. She drove on over to the store to buy a new planner; starting with a clean slate. Then she asked herself, do I refill this? Or do I forget these plans that have kept me from going after my dreams? It turned out that losing her planner was one of the best things that happened to her because she decide to go after her dream to fly planes. She did it and was successful.
This got me thinking about letting go of the self made plans we don’t go to God about to instead allow him to guide us towards his plan. MJ loosing her planner set her free from a life that was not horrible. But what it did was bring her to a place of true happiness and passion. When we let go of the reigns we find out there is so much more meaning to life instead of just being fine with where we are at. There is freedom in stepping out of our comfort zone to go in the direction God calls us to go.
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives. Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.” -Proverbs 16:1-3
“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” -Proverbs 16:9