Are you a planner or a day-at-time kind of person? Do you think Christians should be one or the other? Some believe you should not make plans and be led each day by the Spirit. Others believe you should plan, but leave space for God to change those plans at any moment. What do you think?
Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:15 NIV)
James highlighted this issue and resolved it by emphasizing a daily walk with God that is spontaneous, but also gave room for planning that is submitted to the plan of God.
I imagine, depending on which side of the fence you are on, there is room to grow. If you are more spontaneous, you probably should consider taking one day a month and asking God for His next steps. If you are more of a planner, like me, you probably should leave space in every day with nothing planned. Either way, let’s be committed to doing the Lord’s will, whether spontaneously or planned.