The two questions remain, Do I trust God with my future, and Do I trust him with the timing of my future? I have learned that while I rarely understand God’s plan I have to trust and follow it. Solomon was trying to help folks understand that it is important to be proactive and decisive about life, but in the midst of that—do not try to take over God’s role as leader. Many people say I do not need a plan—that is folly! It seems really free, but it is the epitome of Chaos. Conversely, others draft and cling to their own plan unwilling to relinquish control to God for fear he will he will screw it up…That is a direct challenge to Lordship, and God will not share.
The Wise path is to seek God, first and foremost. In that quest, be people that are full of humility, integrity and desire to learn and grow. God will cultivate and train that desire and grow you into the person you were created to be and prepare you for the journey he has laid out. Truly any other course is a waste of a good life and is doomed to destruction. Jesus said it best, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and All these things will be added to You.” Matthew 6:33
God Bless You
Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!
24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.
25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.
26 The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.
27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.