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JUNE 2024

God’s Plan vs. My Plan

by | 202403, Devotionals

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Narrated by Alex Tinsay & Written by Deb Arquiza

Marami ka bang iniisip? Pakinggan mo muna itong ating devotion ngayon na bahagi ng ating series na “Proverbs and Plans.”

Ang isang tao’y maraming iniisip, maraming binabalak, ngunit ang kalooban din ni Yahweh ang siyang mananaig.

Mga Kawikaan 19:21

Bigla na lang tumulo ang luha ni Debbie nang makita niya ang results ng college entrance exam ng dream university niya. Wala ang pangalan niya sa listahan ng mga nakapasa. All this time, she was confident na makakapasok siya. Pero, bigo pala siya.

Tulad ni Debbie, na-experience mo na rin ba ang madismaya dahil may isa kang pangarap o plano na hindi nangyari ayon sa inaasahan mo? A cancelled vacation? A delayed flight? A failed job interview?

It can be very disappointing, di ba? We love planning the details of our lives, and when something doesn’t go according to plan, kalimitan ay madali tayo maapektuhan emotionally. And while we can’t always explain why such disheartening things happen, we can always find comfort from God’s Word kung paano natin dapat i-deal ang ating disappointments.

The Bible tells us na sa kabila ng marami nating goals sa buhay, ultimately, ang plano at kalooban pa rin ni Lord ang magaganap. We may think we made the best plans, pero si Lord ang higit na may alam ng kung ano ang makabubuti para sa atin. Minsan, nakakalimutan nating mag-consult kay Lord before making plans. We end up deciding based on our emotions and impulses. Hindi ba’t mas maganda kung sa umpisa pa lang ay isama na natin sa Lord sa planning process?

Why not try praying for your dreams and goals before plotting them? God is sovereign, and He is the source of all wisdom. And because we know that God is good, we can also trust that wherever He leads us will always be good. Even if it may look like a closed door or a disappointing circumstance, we can still hope for the best. So, cheer up! God’s working behind the scenes. Soon, you’ll see His good, pleasing, and perfect plan for you.

We hope that you’ve been inspired with our short series, “Proverbs and Plans,” to always seek God first in everything. And we hope to see you again tomorrow!

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LET’S PRAY

Lord, when things don’t go my way, help me to submit to Your sovereignty. Today, I surrender to You my dreams, goals, and plans. Have Your way. Amen.

APPLICATION

Write your plans and intentionally pray for each one. Ask God: “Lord, is this your will for me?”

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