What’s the Plan? by Christina Calvache
My husband and I juggle working full time, raising 4 kids and being involved with the church as much as possible. Like many New Yorkers, we are always on the go, always busy with something, and there’s never enough time in a day. For as long as I can remember, we always start our day off by asking “what’s the plan?”
For some reason, simply talking about what to expect from the day gave us some control. One of us would go to work, one of us did “household management,” which included taking care of the kids, making dinner and other household duties. Even though the plan was pretty much a daily routine, we always asked, “What’s the plan?”
We are not the only ones who ask this question on a daily basis for our family affairs. We are not the only ones concerned about what we're going to wear that day, or concerned about our kids going off to school, or our bills being paid, etc. As much as we may go with the flow, we often forget that others have plans for us as well.
Generally speaking, God also has plans for us, He plans to prosper us, not to harm us, to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). He says not to worry about what we will eat, drink or wear (Matt 6:31). The Bible promises us that God is our provider, our shelter, our healer and more. Although we don’t always depend on him for this stuff, we are entitled to every spiritual blessing as his children (Eph 1:3). His word says “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” (Prov 16:3). His awesome plan for us can be expected.
But I’ll tell you what is unexpected, Satan’s plan for us. Every day he’s out to steal kill and destroy.(John 10:10).
He’s out to wittingly deceive you just like he deceived Eve. 1 Peter 5:8 says to “be alert and of sober mind because your enemy the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
Every morning Satan and his followers shoot fiery darts at you, your children, your home, your friends, your job, your church, everything you care about (Eph 6:16). He hates you and everything in your life that brings you joy. Each day he is out to surprise you with pain and suffering. His plan is to cause accidents, sickness, depression, insult, confusion, fear and doubt. He wants to keep you from the blessings God has for you, and strategically attempts to destroy your faith!
“For God does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone” (Lam 3:33). He wants to teach our hands to war (Psalm 144:1) , He wants us to put on the armor of God (Eph 6:10-18), and He wants us to fight the good fight of faith (1 Tim 6:12).
At the cross, Jesus gave us the victory, We need to learn how to live victoriously and make it part of our daily plan.!