Why It’s Okay to Not Have Plans

I have no idea what to do with my life,” she said as she threw up her hands in exasperation. “I need a plan.” I gently patted her back and said, “That’s okay because you have plenty of time.

This girl was only 20 years old and a sophomore in college. She was struggling because she couldn’t decide on what degree to commit to. She worked at a local fast food restaurant and for some odd reason she thought that she should be doing more. Because of this she felt stuck.

I smiled to myself because not to long ago I was in her shoes. Well… to be honest I still am, however, I also know what it’s like to have “plans” and I am learning that sometimes, they aren’t the best.

King Solomon says it best in Proverbs 19:21 in his statement, “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”

When I was a senior in high school my plan was to be a writer but as my freshman year of college came to an end, I ditched those plans and I changed my major to social work.

My new plan was to get the education needed to change the foster care system. Now, at the age of 22 and as a senior in college, my plans changed again because God has called me to speak, write, life coach, and work with people in poverty.

Do you see where I am going here???

My point is throughout the course of our lives our plans WILL CHANGE because our ways are not like the Lord’s. Unlike our creator, we are not all knowing. God may end up calling you to move out of state.

He may ask you to quit your job to pursue something else. He may ask you to give up everything and move to a foreign country to become a missionary.

Just to clarify, in no way are plans bad. They help us be prepared but when plans start to become our crutch then we need to step back because we should be pursuing the Lord before anything.

Direct Your Paths

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If you are in a situation where you are confused and not sure where your life is headed, take heart my dear friend, because your Creator has your life in the palm of His hands. Are you feeling like you are stuck in a rut? Keep on holding on because God’s plans will prevail. Above all, remain malleable because God can’t use us if we aren’t.

~ Lovelle ❤

4 thoughts on “Why It’s Okay to Not Have Plans

  1. TGAWrites

    Hi Lovelle, I found you at your mom’s blog. What a blessing to read your post. Thanks for encouraging!

    Tayrina from TGAWrites

    Liked by 1 person


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