Our plan in accord with His will
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:14-17 God has a plan for every believer. He is the source of wisdom and this means He knows what should happen. God is also the God of love. This means that what He wants to happen in the life of a believer is His expression of His love. Therefore He must desire the very best for His children. Yet, too many Christians will look upon the will of God as inconvenience instead of seeing it as His expression of His love. It is never a little thing to disregard knowing and doing the will of God. From the text, according to James, not doing God’s will is sin. You can make excuses for your lack of obedience to His will such as “I can’t do it right now because I’m just not ready yet.” Or you might say, “I don’t see it beneficial in my life right now.” Your tendency is to rationalize or you procrastinate. But, in God’s eyes, such excuses or delaying of response are nothing more than disobedience. There are times that we deceive ourselves into thinking that having good intention is better alternative than complete disregard of God’s will. The truth is we are already set in our goals and plans and we want God to fall in line with them. No matter how noble your intentions are but if your plans are not in line with His will yet you still proceeded you are still committing the sin of disobedience. When God is nudging you to do something and He is providing you direction, it is not enough that you take note of it or told others about it. God wants you to obey and do what He tells you to do. We must plan for the future, but our plan should be seeking deliberately His will for our lives. As a child and a servant of God, you are obliged to follow and obey His will. Remember God’s will come from His heart. It is the expression of His love so you do not need to be afraid to do it. “The Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken” (Psalms 33:11).
Noel De Guzman