Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. – Proverbs 27:1 (ESV)
I really like to plan. I’ve been that way for as long as I can remember. Not everyone plans like I do. When I was recently asked to come up with my thoughts for implementing a strategy for my work, I projected out seven years. I included multiple initiatives. I really do like to plan.
Most of the proverbs were written by Solomon. I think he liked to plan also. He had building projects to include his palace and the Temple in Jerusalem. Those were big projects. The plan I came up with for building my home and barn pale in comparison.
Yet, in spite of Solomon’s love of planning, he wrote the above proverb.
Solomon was one of the wisest persons to have ever lived. I believe the above proverb reflects much wisdom. It is like he had made plans and then something happened to keep those plans from happening the way he wanted.
I know that has happened to me. When Debbie and I first moved to Kansas, we planned and shared about how, within a year or two, we would be living on the property we had purchased. We were excited.
Well… it didn’t happen that way. It was about four years before we started living in our home. We didn’t know what a day might bring. Now we have learned to never boast about tomorrow. God knows. We don’t.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, as I follow You, may I embrace the fact that You know everything and that I don’t. My plans may have to change because I don’t know what a day may bring. Through it all, I choose to trust You.