“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”

– Proverbs 16:9

Over the past few days, my message has focused on the point that when God interrupts our plans, the outcome is far more marvelous than we could have ever imagined! I suppose this might cause you to think that maybe you shouldn’t have a plan in the first place. Perhaps you should just sit around, wait, and let God come into your life with His interruption. In the meantime, you could play video games, drink coffee, and eat cinnamon rolls. But it’s important to have a plan, my friend! My Grandpa Schuller famously said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

The reason you need to have a plan is so that God has something to work with. As a pastor for two decades, I can tell you that this is absolutely true. A plan gives God something to disrupt, but in a good way! Create a plan and set goals, so you know what you need to accomplish in order to succeed. You will order your steps for the day according to your plan. As you build your plan, your plan will build you. And that is what you get out of life!

Friend, the most important thing in life is not what you acquire, it’s who you become. Our development occurs as a result of our goals, our plans, and the interruptions in our lives that God places before us. God loves to see you transform into the kind of person that you desire to become, a person who is peaceful, powerful, joyful, and filled with love. Having a plan is what makes you the kind of person you are. I sincerely hope your plan will be successful, and I want to encourage you to keep going forward!


Father, assist me in becoming a peaceful, powerful, joyful, and loving individual.


In what ways do you allow God to work within the plans you have for your life?

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