Being a Leader: My Plans Are Useless

Being a leader for a ministry and a group of people, it is important to have plans. Leadership demands that there is a plan. Worship services demand that there is a plan. However plans made by me are useless. 

 

Some days that I read God’s word it just jumps off the page. Then there are days like I experienced this morning that it seems like a foreign language. You know the feeling when you read you can’t understand the thoughts or make sense of the story. I am glad that these mornings are not the norm.

 

Even today as it all seemed foreign, God still spoke to me through one verse (Isaiah 22:11) “But all your feverish plans are to no avail because you never ask God for help. He is the one who planned this long ago.”

 

I am pretty good at planning things out and there is a lot of anxiety that takes place in my life when I don’t.  However, I have come to understand that I often fall short on taking time to ask God for help in the planning and once plans are on paper asking God for help in carrying them out.

 

Even when I don’t understand everything I read in God’s word, He still speaks.  I am glad He reminded me, challenged me with the verse from Isaiah 22 and reinforced by this verse: "Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be achieved." Proverbs 16:3