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Session 2

Want to make God laugh?

Read: Psalm 2

Every day we go about our lives, making plans and preparing for the future. But more often than not, we only reach out to God when our plans fail or we don’t reach our end goal. In those moments, surprise and frustration take control. 

"How could you let this happen, God?"

The truth is that our failed plans are not God's fault. Rather than blaming God when our plans fail, we can avoid many heartaches and do-overs by trusting God from the start. After all, His plans are always better than our plans.

God's plans are always better than our plans. 

There's a saying that if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. The same way parents giggle at their toddler's plans, our heavenly Father laughs when He hears our plans (Psalm 2:4). God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful, does not need our suggestions. He has everything under control

God made us, He knows what will be best for us, and He loves us too much to let us settle for anything else. Our good and generous God wants more for us more than we think He does. 

When making decisions and planning our lives, we can seek God and His will, or we can waste a lot of time and energy fighting Him. One leads to God’s blessing; the other leads to His correction (Psalm 2:12). Like a good parent, God is willing to say "no" to what we want to give us His best — even if that means we have a few meltdowns along the way. 

We destroy our own plans when we neglect to trust God's promises or seek His will. So let's not fight God. Instead, find refuge in Him and trust that His plans are always better than the ones we make for ourselves.  

Reflect:

  • Are you relying on God's plans or yours?
  • Is there any area of your life where you are fighting God's authority? What is one step you can take today to submit that area to Him?

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