It is almost comical to think I have reached the tender age of fifty by some stroke of chance. Or that life is like the old Doris Day song Que Sera Sera /Whatever will be will be. I actually like the song, the Sly & the Family Stone version, but not the sentiment.
An unplanned life is an unfruitful life. God is a planner. He wants us to be planners too. That doesn’t exempt us from stuff we don’t anticipate. I planned to live out my life sitting at a computer whipping out tales that warm the cockles of your heart, but I am flexible. I took a job this past week and I am fine with that. Eating was in my plan too. “ 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 a hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you” Jeremiah 29:11-12. See God plans, not little stokes of luck but intentional plans of good. I haven’t abandoned my plans with his help I have enlarged them.
The thing is the Father gives us free will. If you want to do it all on your own he will totally let you. He doesn’t overtake your life, he waits for an invitation. I keep my door open to him and he keeps the throne room open to me. I had needs and he met them. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:19
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
Depend upon the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit--R.E. Shay