January 4, 2020

Winning the Race Every Day

Posted By Jessica Taylor

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The wisdom of Proverbs 19:21 tells us, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

You may have many plans for this new year—goals you want to reach and dreams you would like to make reality. And that’s okay. But remember that it will be the Lord’s purpose that prevails. So as you make your plans, consult God.

God has plans, too! He says clearly in His Word that He knew you before you were knit together in your mother’s womb; He has plans for you; you were created for a specific purpose and you are chosen, called and appointed. That’s one of the reasons for this devotional: to help you hear God’s plans for you so that you can walk obediently and humbly with your Creator.

Pray this prayer today, as you think about and plan for this new year:

Lord, I want to do Your will.
So I want these plans to be Your plans, not mine.
And I want to be available to be part of Your plans.
I want to do what You want me to do, not what I want to do,
so I can represent You well wherever I go.

And then look forward to a great new year!

Pit Stop Practice

You have a part in God’s work in this world! Ask Him to teach you how to represent Him well.

(Excerpt taken from Winning the Race Everyday, written by Steve Wingfield.)