How to Plan for the Best Results

how to plan

They always say fail to plan, plan to fail.  Well I’m guilty of doing that and when I didn’t plan I always felt like I had no direction.  I was just relying on chance or luck to get me where I needed to go.  Yes, I would experience one situation after another hoping that someday I would find a plan for my life that worked for me.  I only relied on myself to establish the best plan for my life. 

Living like this is a frightening way to live I’ve discovered. For instance when I was younger I always thought that if I thought something through such as getting a good job, then the rest of my life would simply fall into place after that. 

All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent. Isaiah 28:29

My financial situation was okay, but real joy that was missing from my life. I would consistently chase after things and not God to supply my needs.  I needed a better job, a new relationship, a new place to live.  I was sure I could find what I needed by working on these things relentlessly.

Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.  Proverbs 23:4

When it came to a point later on in my life, I had to sell a business I had and then was working at a job that was very emotionally draining.  I needed a change or a different plan for my life.  I started to pray daily that a better job or circumstances would open up.  Where I was presently living had so many distractions and stress. 

I prayed that I could find a job that allowed myself time to write and live in a peaceful setting.  I was patient and kept praying on my knees daily for this and the Lord opened up a wonderful opportunity that I could have never considered before. 

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalms 143:8

I was skeptical at first but then I discovered I could have everything my heart desired and more. 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

God has a plan

The plan of waiting on God is the best plan I can do for now and in the future.  I have decided that no matter what this life hands me, I will trust God to help straighten out a mess I have created. He will turn it into another beautiful plan that I know will always be far beyond my expectations.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.  Proverbs 16:3


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  1. Hello Verona,

    Thank you so much for sharing a post on the five minute Friday link up. I am in a season of knowing I need to trust God to fulfill me and to supply my needs, not a job or a particular relationship etc. Thank you for the scripture you shared, especially psalm 143:8.
    Have you shared on your blog what type of work you’re doing where you’re abke to do something you enjoy (writng) in a good environment? I’d love to hear about how God provided a job for you if you’re willing to share a general idea, doesn’t have to be specific.
    – Beverly Benitez (

  2. Thank you for your post Beverly! The job God provided gave me a serene environment in a beautiful rural area with the beauty of nature to inspire me. Many Blessings. 🙂

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