Plans

It is a new year.

2012.

Can you believe it?

2011 went so fast and it is already the second day of 2012, which will also go fast.

Lots of people made resolutions yesterday. Many of them failed to keep them today.

I don’t make resolutions. I have things  I want to accomplish and plan to accomplish – things like getting to my goal weight and finishing my first full marathon, expanding Knitting (and now crocheting) with a purpose, growing closer to the Lord and my family – but while I can make decisions to help me bring my plans to completion, there are more important plans that I need to complete.

God’s plans for me.

Yesterday, at two different times, I was reminded of a verse that I love:

Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Perhaps my plans aren’t God’s plans and in order to find out which is which, I have to seek Him with all my heart and talk with Him about what I am thinking, as well.

So, my plan for 2012 is to line up my life with God’s plan for me, whatever that looks like, whichever direction that leads me, no matter what that means or how much it requires of me.

That may be harder than just following my plans, but it will also be more worthwhile.

I hope you will have a Happy New Year following God’s plan for your life as well.

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