By trusting in Him, overcoming obstacles and navigating paths becomes clear.
- Posted on Jan 8, 2020
“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 (NIV)
I love getting myself organized. I find a great deal of satisfaction in writing out to-do lists and checking off items one by one. I enjoy buying a new giant desk calendar for our fridge so that we can chart out the days and weeks ahead. At the beginning of every school year, I enter the dates of events on our shared online calendar so that my husband, Scott, and I can be in sync with each other and see what the kids have going on. I like knowing what is coming up next.
But no matter how organized I am, things always come up that shift those days on the calendar. I organize things based on my understanding, but my understanding is limited. That’s true for everyone. Only Jesus can map out our life. He is all-knowing. He is the true organizer. We want to write out our lives with permanent ink. He pries the pen out of our hands and draft a different agenda.
Jesus wants us to trust Him with our path, our plans, and our dreams. He has the power to overcome obstacles and the grace to navigate trials, but we have to put the pen in His hands. He is in the business of making our paths straight. He adjusts our lives with His mercy and an eye on eternity with Him. He will chart a different course for us to be sure. But when we invite Him into the details of our lives, we know we can trust Him because of His overwhelming love for us.
Faith Step: Look at your calendar. What have you written in permanent ink? Where do you need to trust Jesus? Invite Him into the details of your life and ask Him to make your path straight.