We’re still in Jan, so its still not too late to think about plans and resolutions.
Its actually quite tricky to set resolutions, cuz you don’t want to set them too easy, else its too easy to achieve, like “i resolute to sleep at least 2 hours per day”… its like duh. Also, we don’t want to set them too difficult, like say “i will be a billionaire by Christmas”. So there is quite a large middle ground for all of us.
But what are good plans? I think many of us have made plans we think is good for us, only to find out later that our short term wisdom might not be enough for this infinite universe with all its mysteries and twists in life. Sometime we make plans, only to find out that selfish desires might not be the best thing for us or even the people around us that we love. So how?
So i make a prayer after reading the following.
To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.
All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
The LORD works out everything for his own ends – even the wicked for a day of disaster.
The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.