New Year’s Eve was fast approaching, and I wanted to have my list of resolutions ready for the big day. Busy scribbling away at my agenda, I thought of the verse,

“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” -Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)

“Winter” by Jean Léon Gérôme

This has held true throughout my life, and I’m sure you can relate! The resolutions I wrote at the end of 2008 look very different than what was actually accomplished in 2009.

And while I have plans and hopes and dreams for 2010, I’m sure God will be changing them according to His plan and purpose, which is always much better than my own.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)