In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:9 (New International Version)
For the time being, I plan to discontinue my Sunday posts. I do this with hesitation as this is one of my most personally rewarding posts of the week. Likewise, I hope some of the readers have been blessed by these Bible study posts. These posts may return in the future or be incorporated into my weekday posts. These are my current plans, but I will let God guide me in this.
I had considered a separate Bible Study blog but I am not an expert and there are many others who have much greater knowledge than I and who can provide much more accurate exposition of God's word. Currently I feel that I am not led in this direction. but if I do feel called to return then I will go to that place.
We often make plans and have big ideas about where our lives will lead us. Sometimes there are lessons to be learned and other times those plans are part of God's design for us. My life has been blessed and God has always brought me through times of trouble. He has also allowed me to experience my dreams, perhaps not as I had envisioned them, but in the way that was right for me. My dreams will hopefully never fade as long as I have this gift of life that God has given me. I will trust in God to guide me in my attempts to attain my dreams and to provide me the knowledge to understand and appreciate the places he takes me.
How about you? Are you relying totally on your own efforts to attain your own dreams? Or are you listening and watching for God's direction? Are your dreams in line with what God is calling you to do? Study his word, pray for guidance, and listen to the voices. If you find yourself on a continual path to failure in achieving the dreams that you have set out for yourself, then perhaps you are not following in the steps that God has put before you. God's way will prevail with or without you.
Listen to advice and accept instruction,
and in the end you will be wise.
Many are the plans in a man's heart,
but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:20-21 (NIV)