Isaiah 55:8 (NIV)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord.
*Many times we have expectations set on how things will be carried out, what we believe is best, or we may even be bold enough to make plans. However, things that we believe should happen, or the way in which they should occur may not be the same process that God has in mind. This is why it is important for us to consult with Him on EVERYTHING, and not make plans or decisions on our own...especially those that are solely based on feelings. Feelings are temporary, but God's truth and guidance will last a life time...After all, His word will never come back to Him without producing results (Isaiah 55:10-11). It is a contradiction for us to say we love God, but do not include Him in our thought process or plans. I would even venture to say it is a mistake to do so, and will definitely cause more toil and hardship. Let's stop what we are doing and uncover what is the Father's will for your life, and how He wants us to conduct things. He is all knowing...Wouldn't you want guidance from someone that knows the beginning and the end, versus going with the flow of the moment or what you personally think is best at that time?