Some people are dreamers and some are planners. The planner is someone who likes to have a plan a, b, and c. They like to try to consider all possibilities in order to be prepared for anything. They view life as a “prepare for the worst, hope for the best and prepare to be surprised” type of scenario. When we plan, God laughs. You see, God knows what is around the corner. He KNOWS what is going to happen. He knows what resources are going to come available between now and then that we don’t even know about yet.
Do You Really Know What You Are Doing?
In Jeremiah 29:11-14, in the Message translation, God says, “I know what I am doing.” In other words, God says, “I am not sure YOU know what YOU are doing.” God knows what He is doing because He has it all planned out. Notice He did not say, “I am going with YOUR plan.” God knows what He is doing and He’s doing it FOR YOU!
Here’s What He Says:
“I Know What I’m Doing. I Have It All Planned Out—Plans To Take Care Of You, Not Abandon You, Plans To Give You The Future You Hope For. When You Call On Me, When You Come And Pray To Me, I’ll Listen. When You Come Look For Me, You’ll Find Me. Yes, When You Get Serious About Finding Me And Want It More Than Anything Else, I’ll Make Sure You Won’t Be Disappointed.”
The Waiting Is Worth It
St. Augustine said it best when he said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in thee, oh Lord.” So we wonder why we can’t fill the hole inside of us. Why do we go buy stuff but then we’re not happy. You get the girl, but keep looking at others. Why is that? The flesh is never satisfied. This restlessness only goes away in obedience to God. And again, we go back to the timing.
Don’t Be In A Hurry, God’s Got This!
If they took your business or they’ve stolen your dream. Remember, they can take your recipe, but they can’t bake your cake. You are the person that knows the secret sauce and the mojo that can bring this thing into reality. In the same way, God brought David from the field to the throne, but it took time. He was anointed to be king in his teens yet, it didn’t happen until he was thirty (1 Samuel 16:12-13; 1 Samuel 16-31). The same for Joseph, the pit, and the setbacks he had before he got to the palace (Genesis 37-41). Be patient for God’s timing is perfect!