Elizabeth Gilbert tweeted “When man plan God laughs. – Ok sure true; but make some plans anyhow! If only to keep God entertained and yourself occupied”
Neale Donald Walsh says that we expect God to have a blackboard with our names on it but what we have to realise it that it’s up to us the life we create. We are not meant to discover who we are but create it.
Devon Franklin said he wanted to “If we look at our life as a movie and God as the directors then we use our faith to help to move us forward, trusting in the director. In other words, you are the writer of your life, and everything you ask for, you are asking for God to assist you to bring you to it. He also rationalized on the point that too many people chase dreams that do not belong to them.
But, with all these ideas in mind, I began contemplating.
When we leave it up to God are we sitting back and being couch potatoes or is the plan for us to make? Letting go and letting God is that just a safety net for the lazy?
We have never chosen our hair colour, eye colour and ethnic background.
Unlike religion and hair colour- we can to change them. We can decide as in what we would like to do with them whether we keep or change.
I believe it’s good to have a daily routine. It’s a good way to keep your mind Zen. Making the routine your God on the other hand is a different story. I know people who go to the gym religiously, have routinely meals, plan to see their partners but then forget to pray. Also ignore the fact their minds need meditation, plus forget to compliment themselves.
Marianne Williamson recapped in her book ‘A Year in miracles’ about finding your calling. She touched on the point that we need to work on ourselves and then our calling will come.
Iyanla Vanzant advises us to “Plan your hours to be productive…Plan your weeks to be educational…Plan your years to be purposeful. Plan your life to be an experience of growth. Plan to change. Plan to grow”
I’m a big cheerleader of the approach ‘to let life surprise you’ and if you sure plan to be the best version of yourself- life will direct you in a way that an even bigger arrangement will form itself larger than the one you choose. The compass directs us north. Let that be our only path.