Much of life this side of heaven is filled with the unexpected, unplanned and unwanted. Life often does not go as we plan and desire. I don’t see anywhere in Scripture where it says, “then someone had a great plan.” But, the Bible clearly reminds us that God does have a great plan that includes each of us.
Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, cautions us over and over about planning. There are 98 specific references to planning in the Bible and the vast majority of them warn about the dangers of man’s plans vs. God’s plans. All our plans should be fully yielded to the will of God. As much as we may tend to every detail of our plans, we have to acknowledge the future is in His hands.