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

Proverbs 16:9 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Plans and Steps

The website arrivein.com gives this advice to those considering migrating to Canada: “As you start building your new life in Canada, you generally need to plan for various things such as finding a job in your field of work, finding a permanent place to stay, perhaps buying a car, for some, starting a family etc. No matter how big or small your goals are, proper planning can help you organize your thoughts, prioritize the important tasks, and outline concrete steps to realizing the goals – all within a realistic timeline.”

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Travel insurance companies do very well, because we all know that while we make our plans, there are any number of reasons why we might not be able to follow through with the plans. Thankfully, most of the time our plans work out, but they don’t always, so we buy insurance to take the bite out of things just in case. Those of us who have a relationship with the Lord understand that He is always in charge. The book of Acts records a time when Paul wanted to enter Asia, but God said no – at least at that time. Wise King Solomon said in Proverbs 16:9: “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” There is nothing wrong with making plans. It is important to keep our lives on track. But we should never get upset when the Lord has other plans, and ours don’t work out. His plan for our lives is always the best. So, when your plans don’t work out – at least for now – trust that God has something far better for you.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley