James 4:13-15 KJV
“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.  For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”
If there’s one lesson which can be taken from these Scripture verses, it is this: Do not make plans without God.
There are other spiritual messages, of course, but let’s look at this first one.
The Lord’s Will
It’s hard enough trying to accomplish your own will without adding someone else’s into it. Many of us don’t take orders well.
…I’m sure that’s an understatement for many.
Let me reiterate. Many of us don’t take suggestions well, much less orders no matter how good they are.
But the point remains: doing someone else’s will is hard. If it’s just anyone’s, we’d understandably balk at doing it. When it’s someone we don’t know or trust, then certainly we’d be foolish to blindly do as they say-so.
But we’re not just talking about anyone. We are talking about the Heavenly Father who only just has our best interest at heart. That’s His Father’s Heart I’m talking about, by the way. He wants what is best for us, always. Whether it’s piritually, physically, emotionally, mentally… or simply all other aspects of our life.
So it makes sense to trust in Him. And even if our senses fail us, than our spirit-being is testified of His Spirit to have Faith in Him.
Planning Based On His Will
We make plans all the time, about countless things. Personal plans, career plans, general plans, business plans, so much more.
Plans are good, they ground us and give us focus. They guide our steps. Good plans almost guarantee success, but not always.
Oh boy, can I tell about good plans which still ultimately fail. But I won’t because there are too many.
What is the one determining factor which guarantee a successful plan? The answer is God.
Knowing that His Will is for our best interest, than the logical thing to do is to seek His Will. Then, make our plans based on His Will. Now that’s a good plan.