Right now, during this pandemic, a lot of my plans and things I thought I was going to do has ceased. However, I am happy and at peace. My plans may have stopped but God’s plans for me did not skip a beat. I have never been a spontaneous person. I have planned things all my life. I had my life all planned out. And when things did not go as planned, I just moved to plan B. Yes, I always had a plan B, sometimes a plan C. I thought I knew what was best for my life. That was before I surrendered my life to God and found out who really is in charge. There is nothing wrong with planning if you are getting direction, advice, and guidance from God. God’s plan comes with total submission to His will and authority in our lives. There was a time in my life that giving total control to anyone was not happening, not even to God. How crazy was I? Our plans are self-satisfying, temporary, and usually separate us from God. God’s plans are always best for us. God’s plan for our lives are peace, prosperity, hope, and a future with Him. Even when we follow God’s plan, there will be detours on the road we travel. We will find obstacles, persecution, hurt, pain, rejection, and suffering. The difference is the Holy Spirit will be there with us, guiding and comforting us through it all. I believe when troubles come our way, and it is not in our plan, we do not know what to do so we panic. However, once we give our life to God and submit to His plans for us, we can be content and have peace in the mist of our troubles. People will wonder why you are still smiling, praising, and worshiping when the world seems to have gone crazy. It is because you know that all things are going to work out for your good. You will no longer stress or get depressed when your plans fall apart, because you know God has something better lined up! I no longer need a plan B. I know God’s plan for me is not only eternal, but full of hope, joy, and peace, even in the mist of life’s storms. No pandemic or devil in hell can stop the plans God has for me! What do you do when God’s plan does not align with your plan? I suggest you go with God’s plan; it is always better! I just finished a devotion that tells a simple, yet powerful truth. Life. Is. Not. About. Us. It is about God and His kingdom. It’s not about our happiness, because happiness comes from the outside in (not like joy, which comes from the inside out).When we joyfully surrender our mind, will, and emotions to Christ and grow in the knowledge of God, life takes on a new meaning. If you want your life to count, then give your life completely over to God. Make sure your plans are in alignment with God’s plans. Be in total surrender to Him! It is not about carrying out our will on earth but fulfilling God’s will for our life on earth. Love and Blessings… 

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21)

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) 

“If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91 9-11) 

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) 


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