I’m a planner. And every January I set the calendar before me and consider the year ahead. I make a list of the books I want to read. I mark down events we plan to attend. I dream about some of the things I would love to do. Places I’d like to go. Goals I’d like to accomplish.
And I get overwhelmed by the details, the ideas, the plans. They seem daunting, intimidating, unfeasible.
As I prayed and asked the Lord what in the world I should do, I heard.
Just do the next thing
Of course. Don’t get ahead of myself. Don’t get ahead of the Lord. Don’t get caught up in what I have to do later in the year, next month, or even next week. Take the next step, not worrying all the steps ahead. The Lord will reveal each step as I need to take it. Each task as I need to do it.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.Psalm 119:105
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.Proverbs 16:9