"Plans"Stuart JonesNo matter where you get your news—online, newspapers, radio or TV—one thing is sure. Every day you learn of people who started their day with plans, dreams and expectations. Then, in an instant, it all changed. Accidents, acts of terror, crimes, storms and unimaginable events occur every day and lives change, lives end. This isn’t meant to be a downer. It’s simply a reality we need to consider. We are all one phone call away from having our world turned upside down. To disregard this truth is arrogance. We make a grave mistake when we fail to recognize that God is in control. “As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.” James 4:16 (NIV) While there is certainly nothing wrong with planning, we need to keep our plans in perspective. We need to seek God’s will as we plan. Our plans need to honor God. When our plans work out, we need to give God credit and thanks. When they fail, we need to trust God. Here’s the best news. God is in control. He loves you and has plans for you that are beyond your imagination.