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Too often we come up with the “perfect life plan” that will give us everything we want in the time and way we want. Even a Christian might come up with a tidy life goal that combines personal pleasures with Godly purposes (like I did with my career goals). But — is all our blueprints really what God wants in our life? He doesn’t speak out of the whirlwind anymore. So, we just need to listen to how He is moving our lives towards His chosen direction. We have to learn to discern His voice and be willing to shift our directions to where it seems He is leading us. We have to read His Word and use what He has already spoken to determine our paths and, most importantly, our values in life. “The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). He knows more than we ever will about the tapestry of life. May we learn to trust Him when He shifts the path beneath our feet.

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