Day 181: Rising Above (June 30)

I see myself rising above the troubles of this life.  I am being pulled up above the clouds on wings as an eagle.  My God has lifted me up so I can see better, so my perspective can shift and I can see the bigger picture.  He is asking me to hold onto a larger view of life.  It’s often so hard to see things that are bigger than yourself.  It can be so challenging to expand your view of life to include real future plans and having courage to hold off on the “now” in order to make a firm plan for the future.

In reading the Bible it mentions:

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  James 4:13-14

For a long time, those verses made me feel like I shouldn’t really make plans because, I can never know the future.  But as I matured in my walk, I realized it was only talking about my own plans, not God’s plans.

The Bible also speaks of those:

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.  Proverbs 16:9

Throughout the Bible we read of God releasing a plan over a situation, and when that plan is followed there is always victory.

That’s what I’m interested in! Victory!!

Lately, as God has been literally downloading glimpses of His plan into my heart and mind, I have felt so stretched.  As He has given both Chris and I a stronger look at where we are headed, we see that self-control and waiting is a big portion of walking it out.  Waiting for God’s timing.  Listening for His leading.  It’s a day to day thing.

I wonder today, is there a plan you are walking out in life?  Have you made sure it’s God’s plan, and not just something you see as good, so God must want to bless it?  I can’t say how often I’ve done that.  His plan is the only sure-fire plan.  It’s also going to be the most satisfying and fulfilling plan.

I encourage you today, to hand off your plan to God and ask if He wants to re-write any part of it.  This will take courage, but I promise it will be worth it!

God, right now I lay before you all the plans and desires of my heart.  I know Your way is the best way, so I ask for Your vision over my life.  I surrender to Your sculpting hand.  You are the Artist of my life.  In Jesus name, Amen.


Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.  Proverbs 16:3

May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.  Luke 14:28