Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wrong Again

For I know the plans I have for you…to give you hope and a future
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Recommended Reading
Isaiah 55:8-9

A Gallup Poll was conducted before the 1948 presidential election, and it wrongly predicted that Thomas E. Dewey would become the next president. Shortly after Harry Truman's victory, a police officer stopped George Gallup for driving the wrong direction on a one-way street; and reading the name on Gallup's driver's license, the officer smiled and said, "Wrong again!"

Trying to guess the outcome of any election is part and parcel of politics, but this practice cannot be applied to the life of a Christian. So often, we try to out-plan God, falsely believing we know what is best for ourselves when all we have is a limited view of our lives. God, however, has a limitless view and sees every minute detail, knowing exactly how to give us the very best of what He has to offer.

The Bible tells us that "A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." The key is letting go of control and allowing God to direct our steps so that we may ultimately end up where He wants us right in the middle of an amazing life (Proverbs 16:9). If we will just allow Him to lead, He will unfold a plan that is too wonderful to comprehend.

Lift up your eyes. The heavenly Father waits to bless you in inconceivable ways to make your life what you never dreamed it could be.
Anne Ortlund

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