The Best Laid Plans

Years ago, John Steinbeck wrote a book called “Of Mice and Men”. The quote from the book is “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry”. It is a story about being human and how dreams sometimes work or not. I was always taught that you need to have a 1-year plan and goals in place. Then you need to have a 5-year plan and goals in place. And eventually a 25-year plan and goals to be successful in life. As the quote says, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. This is so true. Nothing is for certain. You train for success and try until it succeeds or not. It is like retirement; most people don’t think about it until retirement is almost upon you. Then what do you do? Life isn’t hap-hazard. There is a certain progression that takes place. If you take advantage of what you have been given, your life will work out with some reasonable success. My life came to a screeching halt and I didn’t know what to do. I wanted help but wasn’t sure who could help me. I looked all over to find someone and the answer literally fell into my lap. What I didn’t know was that God had planned it all along. Once I figured out who I was in Christ, I began to find out what the plan was and to follow. It was so much simpler to follow the plan, than to have to come up with one myself. This plan has taken me all over and through many stages. I have been trained and actually I am still in training. It is on-going, the work and the training. And my success rate has been far better than I could have ever expected. The reason is God is in control. And His ways are higher than mine. I trust and believe in the Lord.


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