Plans are one thing.
Actions are another.
Nothing ever works out quite like I would plan, but most of the time, the results are pretty okay even if it isn’t what I’d expect. That applies to almost everything, but the last two days I’ve left my house with the intention of going for a walk and have ended up breaking into a run, and when I think about that it makes me think about things like a holiday club or youth group or… well, even just a friendship.
It makes me think that my intent in doing something may be different to what God’s got planned to do with it, and for you that might be obvious, but for me it makes my head spin a little bit. To explain why, all you need to know is that I dye my hair because when things feel like they’re out of my control, I need to take a bit of control back – and hair colour is pretty alright to control, isn’t it?
God’s in control. And my plan to walk may end up as a run because my body needs to do something to cope with stress, and it’s God who made our bodies operate that way. God’s in control. And when I run a holiday club to see if it’s even possible for something that crazy to work, God uses it to set a few kids hearts on fire with love for Him.