Proverbs 19:21 | Psalm 33:4, 39:6 | Isaiah 46:10 | Numbers 23:19
Let me see you flex!
Ready to flex? Wait–before you strike some muscular pose…that’s not what we’re talking about.
We’re talking about flexing your plans, not your muscles. Because, let’s face it: His plans are better than any we could make.
You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.Proverbs 19:21 NLT
Besides…guess who will get their way in the end. God will, that’s who. And that’s great, because have you noticed how most people live their lives?
We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it.Psalm 39:6 NLT
We run around like crazy, trying to get enough money together to do what we dream of, not even sure how or when or if it can happen. And many folks die before they even get to spend it! Is that how you want to live? Of course not.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. How can you make good plans? You don’t know the future. But there is someone who does…
“Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.”Isaiah 46:10 NLT
…And that someone does not use crystal balls or creepy paper cards, or wear a funny hat. Nor does that someone analyze reams of market data and offer your parents “financial products.”
The someone we’re talking about knows the future because he makes the future.
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?Numbers 23:19 NLT
He is trustworthy because he never lies, never changes his mind, and never makes empty promises. Could you make plans with someone like that?
For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.Psalm 33:4 NLT
In fact, the only time God changes plans is when…he changes YOUR plans. So, if you will be flexible, you can take part in something truly amazing: God’s plan.
Questions for Group Discussion
- When is it hardest to change your plans?
- Why do you think we struggle with trusting God with our futures?
Application: Answer This Question
It’s easy. All you have to do is answer this one question!
Don’t worry, it’s not the mystery of the Sphinx. The question is this: What would you do if, after months of preparation, you felt quite certain that God was telling you to change your post-graduation plans?
Write down your answer in as much detail as you can muster.