Where are you going? What are you doing? Do you want to prosper in your plans? Day by day you are making plans and making decisions according to what you think is right or wrong. But the most important question is, are your plans for the plans of the Lord?
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Is it the Lord that builds your house? Is He the one guiding your steps and shining a light on your path? Are you seeking Him to show up powerfully in everything you do?
It is through the Lord’s direction, understanding, and guidance that you will prosper, with wisdom, knowledge, and insight. With patience, enduring everything He sends your way until it is the right time, His time.
You can go do this and strive to do that, but the Lord Himself must be the driving force, He must be the one to open the door and show the way. If He is not in it, it is in vain.
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:1-2
But if you know beyond a shadow of a doubt the Lord is with you, that it is His plans, your actions will prosper, flourish, and abound in incredible works for the Lord, all in His time. It always takes longer than you want it to happen, but if He promised it, it will happen.
Seek the Lord in all your plans. He is the one that will make them happen, so you do not strive in vain. He will direct your steps. That you do not go in the wrong direction.
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, Proverbs 24:3-5