Things in my life don’t always turn out as others promised or even as I expected. I have a saying “man plans, God laughs”. How about you? Do you find your plans can go awry. Isn’t that the idea from Robert Burns’ poem To a Mouse, 1786? He beautifully expresses, whether a mouse or a man, unexpected disaster can occur, plans get derailed, the 2020s (last year) happen.
But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, in proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley, (go awry)
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, for promis’d joy!
When Jesus told the disciples how to prepare for the Passover feast and ceremony, the plans went just as Jesus said they would. You can count on God being faithful. The difficulty is knowing when He is making the plans versus us making them. Therein lies the rub. Right?
And He said to them, “When you have entered the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you; follow him into the house that he enters. And you shall say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’ And he will show you a large, furnished upstairs room; prepare it there.” And they left and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover. Luke 22:10-13 NASB
Am I discerning God’s will and plan for my life, or superimposing my will on everything? Is it more like a dance and I participate with all my heart, soul and mind, so long as I let Him lead the dance?
God, as this day begins- I am so grateful for Your faithfulness and redeeming ability. Even when I go astray, You redeem. May I get better and better and letting You lead so that I might find the world just as You promised.