God has a unique vision and purpose for each of His children. God wants to bring glory to Himself through our lives. Understanding God's vision, however, is different from casting our own vision. When we make plans, we want everything laid out.
God reveals His vision when He knows we are ready and able to receive it.
Think about the last time you traveled. When you mapped out the trip, you wanted to know where it started, where it ended, where you would stop along the way, and exactly how long it would take.
Many of us approach our lives in the same way—we try to plan out all the details in advance; we want to know all the answers before we begin the journey. However, God does not reveal His vision for our lives all at once. God reveals His vision when He knows we are ready and able to receive it.
As we willingly follow His lead, He will provide everything we need to accomplish His purposes. While we will encounter obstacles and detours along the way, we can have faith knowing that God's all-wise vision for our lives will come to pass in His perfect timing.
Prayer: God, help me to lay aside my plans and to trust Your vision for my life. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).