Too often we try to run our lives without consulting God. We try to decide ourselves what needs to be done and then we proceed to change ourselves according to our plans. And we forget God out of the equation.
When God is not part of our plans, our life is not in balance. When we live our lives according to our own plans, we are missing the essential. When God is not in charge, we are on the wrong path.
Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him], And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance]. (Proverbs 16:3, AMP)
It’s not wrong to want change in our lives. We just need to submit our desires and plans to God. Self-help forces change, God enables graceful change. Also note that self-help is not lasting, graceful change is.
We truly need divine help to change.
Blessedly, it is readily available.
It’s called grace.
With the words of Martin Luther: “This grace of God is a very great, strong, mighty and active thing. It does not lie asleep in the soul. Grace hears, leads, drives, draws, changes, works all in man, and lets itself be distinctly felt and experienced. It is hidden, but its works are evident.”
If you haven’t yet asked God for his plans for you, go right ahead. That’s the best place to start, graceful changes are on the way. God will show you the way and he will sustain you all the way. When you live in grace, all is well. When God is the master planner of your life, you are on the right path all the days of your life.
Thank you for wanting to be the master planner of my life.
Thank you for enabling graceful changes according to your plan.
Become my everything, Lord.
Guide me, light my path.
Make me an instrument in your work.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Do you force changes or are you all for graceful change?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you embrace God’s plan for you this year and always!