How does God use plans to achieve His purposes?

“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” (Prov. 16.9, ESV) God is sovereign over human history. But God gives people creativity and intelligence and wants us to use these abilities. Sometimes we develop plans that align very closely with his plans. Other times, we plan in ways that may have the same end goal in mind as God’s plans, yet He uses different means and strategies, and likely a different time frame than we anticipated to achieve that goal.

Still other times, we make plans that vary significantly from God’s plans. When we begin to act on such plans, He uses ill-conceived plans to route us in ways that teach us significant character lessons we need to learn, or to put us in contact with people, places and situations that will lead us to his actual plan.

Regardless of our plans, God has His best in mind for His children, and is not surprised by our plans. He is able to use our plans in ways that ultimately achieve His purposes.

=================

We’re excited about this new online resource! Content is in the process of being created and ported. Please check back often and subscribe to our feed at https://propempo.com/rss.xml to be notified of updates. Interact with the content. Post links in email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Recommend Propempo.com to friends. Prayerfully support Propempo.com and consider contributing to its content.

Come back to this page for future additions of comments, links, and downloadable resources.

5.3.5

Leave a Reply