When God’s left out

Being left out is never fun. I’m sure everyone can remember a time when their friends made plans without them. Or maybe there’s a party that everyone’s going to except for you. All your work buddies are going out to eat after but you. You can feel rejected and ignored when these things happen. You can feel unloved and unconsidered.

So how do you think God feels when we do the same to Him? I’m not suggesting you save an empty seat at a party for God, or send up a heavenly invitation. I mean including God in your plans. Factoring Him into your life.

James 4 says, “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain” It’s referring to people making plans with their life. They are so sure, they are so proud. In the next verses it says, “For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”

We should be including God in our plans.

He is the author of this entire universe. He is the king of our lives and the creator of our beings. We owe Him everything. He has died for us, bought us with a price, and redeemed us out of sin and destruction. Do we not owe Him everything? Should we not consider His plan for us when we prepare for our futures?

I challenge you, acknowledge God in all your plans. Keep Him in mind when you prepare for the future. Don’t accept everything you decide as settled. Recognize and respect God’s perogative to alter any and all preparations you have made. Accept His leading, and you’ll be glad you did.

“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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