“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you” (Psalm 32:8 NLT).
My wife and I were young when we got married, and the only plan I had was to suck the lips off my wife’s face and eat cheeseburgers. That was my five-year plan. It lasted about three months, because after a while your lips get raw, and you can’t kiss forever. My wife wanted to know what my goals and plans were, so she could help me reach those, and I had to answer her by saying that I didn’t know. I realized, I had no idea where I was going. I had to get a plan.
Men, as the leaders of our families, we aren’t supposed to go through life with a “que-sera-sera, whatever will be, will be” attitude. We need to have a plan, and not just any plan, but God’s plan. How do we find out God’s plans for us? We go to Him and ask Him to show us what it is.
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) says, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” A lot of people make this really complicated, but it’s not. A lot of times, they’re desires that we’ve had in our hearts all along or things we’ve thought about doing, but maybe we just didn’t think they were possible for us to do.
God knows the plans He has for us, and He’s able to make them clear, so that we can see them and walk in them.
As you ask God to help you see His plans for you and the steps you need to take to walk them out, He’ll start bringing things up in your heart. Most likely, He won’t speak in a loud, audible voice. It’ll be more like a thought, or an impression, or a desire will come up in your heart. The more you spend time reading His Word and praying, the more that thought will keep coming up, maybe about a step you need to take, or a goal to write down and pursue, or maybe even a class you need to take. As you follow those small promptings on the inside, He’ll begin to lead you into the plan He has for you. And remember, most of the time He’ll lead in steps, not in great, big leaps. Just follow Him one step at a time.