“A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (KJV)
God has the ultimate plan. He has wonderful plans for all of our lives. Have you ever wondered why sometimes what you are trying to do just will not work? There is a possibility that you are not walking the path that God has set for you. Sometimes it may be a matter of just not understanding what is taking place in your life. If this is the case, however, there is no need to worry because God is directing your steps. So when you feel like asking Him, “what are you doing, Lord?” He simply replies back, “Do you trust me, child?”
The first person I think of when I read this verse is Jonah. God had plans and so did Jonah. They differed dramatically to say the least. It took three days in a big fish, but God directed Jonah to Nineveh to prophecy. Don’t wait until your “big fish moment” comes get yourself together. If you have plans you are trying to pursue and they are unsuccessful, then your plans and God’s plans may be conflicting. What you are trying to do may be wrong or you may be pursuing a admirable goal, but maybe not the way God has intended you to. There is nothing wrong with having goals, desires, and plans on your life, but make sure God is directing your steps.