I plan for the future based on the commands, direction, and advice in the Bible. Making plans is a good lifestyle. It is wisdom exercised and an ingredient to success. My plans could be for the day’s routines and needed chores. Today could be laundry day, shopping day, yardwork day, and baseball practice after school day. My plans include important life events like marriage, having children, occupation, and retirement. These are the plans in my heart and mind (Ieb in Hebrew).
However, I always am aware that things seldom go according to my plans. Even when I plan with contingencies those too may fail. My plans will always fail when they are not in line with the LORD’s purpose for the LORD’s purpose always prevails. Wisdom in plan-making is to seek the LORD’s will and align my plans with his purpose for me. I plan for the future based on the commands, direction, and advice in the Bible.