We can make our plans, but in the end, it is the Lord who directs our steps.
Making a plan is a good exercise. Because we only see in part, even our best plans are only partial. Something is always missing. The larger image in our minds must be the picture of God’s love that is always directing us forward and deeper into his heart.
Maybe you need to get a different perspective and see how God views your plan. We are like a child with a box of crayons trying to color within the lines. Our plans are simply our best attempt to reproduce God’s heart and desires as we see them.
We can plan each step in life, but it will be the hand of God that captures our feet and places them in the desired foothold. This is where your trust needs to be placed: in the directing love of God who will get you where you need to be.
(An excerpt from the book, A Good Place)