Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ACCOMPLISHMENTS


This is one amazing little girl.

This little girl is going to be a country and western singer.
I know, because she told me so.
This little girl is going to be an actress.
I know, because she told me so.
This little girl is going to be a writer.
I know, because she told me so.

I do not know what other accomplishments this young 
lady is going to have in life.  She has not shared 
them with me, at least yet.

But at my age I have learned that LIFE
GETS IN THE WAY of accomplishments.

It was James M. Barrie who said;

"The life of every man is a diary in which he  means
to write one story, and writes another; and his 
humblest hour is when he compares the volume as
it is with what he hoped to make it."

We are taught to set goals and make plans to 
meet these goals.  This is good.  However,
there are some facts we must understand.

"A man's mind plans his way,
but the LORD directs his steps."
And,
"Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the LORD that will
be established."
(Proverbs 16:9 & 19:21 RSV)

In light of this,
would we not do well to consult with God
about our goals and plans?

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths."
And,
"Commit your work to the LORD,
and your plans will be established."
(Proverbs 3:5,6 & 16:3 RSV)

"May he grant you your heart's desire,
and fulfil all your plans!"
(Psalms 20:4 RSV)




1 comment:

Sonja Goodson said...

ah Luther... this is a gem of wisdom!

Whole books are written on what you have said, and what God's word says about this. I pray this precious one will follow the Lord and find her dreams and fulfillment in Him, just as we pray for our own.