Dr. Myles Munroe

*When I was a teenager and had been a Christian for only about two years, I kept wondering why God didn’t seem to be guiding me in my life. Perhaps you are wondering the same thing about your own life.

I used to want God to show me His will at night in my room, so I would stay up all night with one eye open, just waiting. I used to pray, “Oh, Lord, let the angels show up.” Then I would look and there would be nothing but mosquitoes. Sometimes, I would hear a little noise outside and I would open the door, thinking that the angels had shown up. Yet when I looked outside, all I would see was a rat running across the yard. Some angel!

I persisted in wanting God to show Himself to me and to guide me. Whenever they sang a certain song in church, I used to sing it the loudest: “Lead me, guide me, along the way!” One day, as I was singing this song, I felt as if the Lord was saying to me, “Lead you along what way?” I realized then that if you don’t have a plan, God doesn’t have anything specific to direct you in.

Proverbs 16:1 says, “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.”

That’s a very powerful statement. God is saying, in effect, “I gave you the vision. Now you put the plan on paper, and I will work out the details.”

Proverbs 16:9 says, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

If you don’t have a plan, how can He direct you?

This devotional is an excerpt from Dr. Myles Munroe’s book “The Principles and Power of Vision”

Scripture Of The Day: “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.” – Proverbs 16:1

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