13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
As I sit having coffee this morning having, ridden to my local dark liquid watering hole, I am writing and looking at my bike; dreaming of the next ride.
I have been thinking about taking a ride to Big Bend, White Sands and Carlsbad. Of course this year may be a challenge with my daughter getting married and other demands on my time.
Isn’t this always the case. We plan, or I do, and we want to go here and do this or that and life has a different plan.
We are not promised tomorrow.
Recently we have lost a few from our biker ministry ranks and that is always difficult. We know they have gone on to their reward, but we miss them dearly. In these cases both were sudden, unexpected. They had plans and places they wanted to go, people they wanted to be with, but their tomorrow did not come.
We only have today, and if we are not doing as much with it as we can then we are missing out on God’s plan for our lives.
It is easy to get comfortable and focus only upon ourselves. Life conspires (and the enemy) to keep us distracted from the important with the eminent.
But God tells us that if we think we have a plan we are being boastful and arrogant. It is not that He does not want us to plan for our futures or make plans, but that we must be ever vigilant to His plans and how they may change our plans.
I have been struggling with balancing my plans with God’s plans for a long time. I have a demanding job and lots of responsibilities. Every waking moment can be easily filled with something I need to do.
However, if I leave no space for God to work then I am not leaving space for Him to direct my path. To define and direct my tomorrow.
Lord, that I would be still and listen more, open to your leading of my steps and guidance to Your path.