Psalm 127:1 (NIV)
Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
I remember having trouble putting puzzles together. When I decided a certain piece should fit into a specific spot, there was no convincing me that I could be wrong. No matter how difficult it was to squeeze that piece in, I would push and pound on it saying, "It WILL fit!"
How often do we act that way when things don't "fit" in our lives? I’ve heard people say, "I'm going to do what I want, no matter what God wants." I wonder if they realize what they’re saying.
According to the Bible, plans that go against God's will don't prosper. "Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain." (Psalm 127:1)
We need to learn that we need to seek God's guidance before we make our plans. His plan is always better than our own. Jeremiah 29:11 says, "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Dear Lord, we pray that we would always seek Your will before we make our plans and that our plans would be Your plans for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.