Having a plan is not the same as having a dream or a desire. Having a plan is better than wasting away on the couch. Having a plan does not mean it is a good or wise plan even though everyone thinks it is. Having a plan does not guarantee that the plan will succeed even though I have all that is needed to accomplish the plan. Having a plan does not mean that every step of the plan will work out as planned. Having a plan does not mean that there will be setbacks, hardships, trials, and disasters along the way even though it seems simple and easy in the beginning.
Having a plan can only include me, but most plans involve others. Having a plan that involves others does not mean that everyone will like the plan.
Having a plan does not mean that my plan is God’s plan even though I may consider myself a man of God. Having a plan does not mean that I am the one who determines the steps. “In his heart, a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”
Having a plan is God’s way for he has a plan and “I know that God can do all things; no plan of God can be thwarted.” (Job 42:2) It is better to go along with God’s plan even though I don’t understand it, than to continue a plan that I fully understand, am enthusiastic about, and yet is not God’s will.