Plans For The Future

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5, 6

Many are unable to make definite plans for the future.  Their life is unsettled.  They can not discern the outcome of affairs, and this often fills them with anxiety and unrest.  Let us remember that the life of God’s children in this world is a pilgrim life.  We have not wisdom to plan our own lives.  It is not for us to shape our future.  “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”

Christ, in His life on earth, made no plans for Himself.  He accepted God’s plans for Him, and day by day the Father unfolded His plans.  So should we depend upon God, that our lives may be the simple outworking of His will.  As we commit our ways to Him, He will direct our steps.

Too many, in planning for a brilliant future, make an utter failure.  Let God plan for you.  As a little child trust to the guidance of Him who will “keep the feet of His saints.”  God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose which they are fulfilling as coworkers with Him.

E. G. White, The Ministry Of Healing, pp. 478, 479


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