From planning 

Being prudent and making plans is how we live, say what you will however this is a fact. We are familiar with scriptures that tell us not to be so confident about tomorrow and in our future endeavour because it is Gods will whether or not we see tomorrow and that is of course true however its also important to realize that anything that happens tomorrow should you make there, is dependent upon today’s plans. Tomorrows rent doesn’t get paid with out today’s work and today’s pay. Tomorrows crops cant be harvested without today’s planting. We cant do nothing and expect results tomorrow but we also cant make our lives about the plans. Tomorrows rent is paid with today’s work and pay but that money yesterday today and tomorrow is God’s. That provision that opportunity was and always was Gods.

Proverbs 16:9 

In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.

We aren’t in control and we cant out smart God or our smart the circumstances. We use the analogy of the storm often in Christianity. The storm representing any hardship or trial that comes our way. None of the concepts from which we get that imagery from suggest that the storm is avoided by our prudent planning. There is no story in the bible about how a christian wisely planed a vacation and was out of town when the trials came to his or her neck of the woods. No! All the accounts of trials in the bible had to do with the fact that they couldn’t be avoided but that getting caught in the storm wasn’t the end of the world. The storm was itself an opportunity to witness God in action. It can be hard to be separated from the idea that you are not capable of diverting the storm. We can not out smart the storm we can not avoid the storm on our own. We are not in control and that, hard as it may be is actually a wonderful thing.

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