So if we listen to the radio, read the newspaper, or watch TV, there will be plenty of prophets, prognosticators, and pundits who are going to tell us about the future.
They bring their intellects and their intuitions, and their pools of experience, and they tell us, “This is what happened; these are the trends I see; and this is what shall happen.” With all their wit and wisdom, they forecast the future.
We all want to know the future. But there is only One who knows the future, and that is GOD.
Let’s keep it real.
The book James tells us in chapter 4:13-17
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”
So how is your planning? What is it based on? Have you considered God first when you are making plans?
The number one mistake we make is to forget about God. Why ? Because when we forget about God we put ourselves in Gods place. We are saying to God, “I know better how to plan my future than you. So I will just do it myself and call you if I need you.”
How arrogant. How prideful.
God created you in your mother’s womb, and all your days are numbered by Him. You had nothing to do with your gender, ethnic origin, when you would be born, where you would be born, how tall or short you would be or what your intelligence level would be. But now you know more than God? How foolish . . .
So live this day for the glory of God. Remember Him in all you do! And in your planning . . . is it Gods plan our yours?