(Proverbs 16:1 KJV) The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
This is not a criticism of planning or preparation. It is a warning about not planning with an understanding that God has the final approval. We should always start with the basic principles that God has laid down. Do we need extra money for a project? Then certain options are not open to us. You cannot rob a bank. You cannot cheat your customers. You cannot dump your parents on the state. There is clear scripture on those options. As we plan we are listening to God’s directions and standards.
After the plans are moving along we need to be seeking God’s final approval. We need to consider that we may not have been hearing clearly or that God has let us head down the wrong path for reasons we don’t understand. We also need to be open to the fact that God may block our plans at the last minute.
So? Walking by faith is not being the only guests at Disneyland. It is having a hope within you even when you don’t understand why a tragedy has knocked on your door.