How many times have you gotten excited about making a new plan? We make new plans all the time: plans to lose weight, to get a degree, to start a new career, to improve in a sport, to read the Bible more often, to spend more time in prayer, etc. You know the kind of plans we’re talking about. They’re the plans that we usually spend more time talking about than actually working on. They’re the plans that usually seem to fail.
Proverbs 16:1-3 gives us several things to consider whenever we decide to make a new plan, “We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives. Commit your actions to the LORD and your plans will succeed.”
When we make plans, we should all be sitting down at some point to ask ourselves some important questions. Good questions to ask might include, “What’s my motive here? Why exactly do I want to make this plan?” How does this plan fit in with GOD’s plan for my salvation? Will this plan make it easier or more difficult for me to glorify GOD?”
If actions and motives are not committed to GOD, even the best laid plans are doomed to fail.