Why God Doesn’t Give You A 5 Year Plan

Why God Doesn't Give YOu a 5 Year Plan

This week’s #soulh2o devo answers a question I think you’ve asked God already, or something similar. The answer to: Why God Doesn’t Give You A 5 Year Plan is Part 3 in the God Knows How to Get You Where You Need To Be Series, {PART 1} ,  {PART 2} You’ve Got To Get Moving. 

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Why God Doesn’t Give You A 5 Year Plan
God Knows How To Get You Where You Need To Be {Part 3}

But hope that is seen 
is no hope at all.
Who hopes for
what they already have?
But if we hope for what we
do not yet have,
we wait for it patiently.
~Romans 8:24-25

With two interviews under my belt, Saturday morning was time to record my first ever Soul H2O devotional teaching for the upcoming Soul H2O Radio show and I didn’t have the script fully completed because I took too long composing the show Intro Segment and as a result didn’t get the most important part finished.

Although I’d been asked to host a radio show, I wasn’t given much instruction, no set plan on what to include or not include and found myself floundering because I’ve never hosted a radio show before!  It was now 9 am and I had to leave for the station. I wasn’t ready and didn’t know what I was going to do. My stomach started performing somersaults, then thoughts of failure began flooding my brain and I considered canceling, but that wasn’t really an option.

I knew better than to let my negative train of thought stay on the tracks or I would soon derail my calling, so I turned on a podcast by Joel Osteen and felt like I was hearing straight from God!

DERAIL THE NEGATIVE TRAIN

JOEL OSTEEN PODCAST IMAGE BE COMFORTABLE NOT KNOWINGJoel’s podcast was titled, Be Comfortable Not Knowing.  Right away my attention was piqued since I didn’t know what I was fully going to do for the recording and I’ve been blogging the series God Knows How to Get You Where You Need To Be.  I needed to be listening to these words right before recording, so I didn’t give in to fear of failure but pressed on into my purpose.

NO 5 YEAR PLAN

5 Year PlanThere wasn’t a 5 Year Plan that appeared before my eyes, but I began to sense peace as Joel’s message reminded me of this week’s verses in Romans. Joel said things that resonated with me and I believe will encourage you too. Here are some of the goodies:

You have to live comfortable in the not knowing… God had the solution before you had the problem… Just because you don’t know, doesn’t mean God doesn’t have a plan… Obey without the details… Get off the throne of your life and put God back on… When they didn’t have the answers, they still believed God was in control… You have to live comfortable in the not knowing…”
~Joel Osteen

just enough light for the step im on Stormie omartianHis message made me think of Stormie Omartian’s book I’d read years ago called Just Enough Light For The Step I’m On. The book is inspired by Psalm 119:105 which in The Living Bible translation reads,

“Your words are a flashlight to light the path ahead of me and keep me from stumbling.” 

A flashlight? Really that’s it?

Don’t you want a police searchlight from a helicopter shining bright the whole pathway, or am I the only one?

HOPING FOR WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE

The short answer to Why God Doesn’t Give You A 5 Year Plan is because God wants you to trust Him… with everything, but I promise, He is trustworthy.  You can put your hope in Him and not have to have a detailed plan on how to get there, because God Knows How to Get You Where You Need To Be and He is making all things work together for your good.

What can you do today that will put your thinking on the faith track and align you with God’s thoughts for your life while showing God you’re trusting in Him? Finish the sentence and then follow through…

I knew better than to let this negative train of thought stay on the tracks or I would soon derail my calling, so I…

___________________________________________________  (you fill in the blanks)” 

Prayer

Father…I want to thank You for giving me a free will but I also feel the need to apologize for the disobedience that fear of making the wrong move has caused me to commit. At times I’ve been stubborn to move forward and lagged behind when other times I just got bored of waiting and ran ahead of You, messing everything up.  Please forgive me and help me to get comfortable in the not knowing.  I promise to follow where you lead, one step at a time. In Jesus Name…Amen

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Drawing From The Well

  1. Romans 8:24-26
  2. Romans 8:28
  3. Psalm 119:105
  4. Proverbs 3:5-6

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