While praying last night, I heard in my spirit, Have you made plans for tomorrow?  I said, Not really, why?  I thought perhaps the Lord had an assignment for me or somewhere He wanted me to go.  Then I heard, Because if YOU’VE made plans for tomorrow, then you can’t say Jesus is your Lord, YOU are.  That kind of shocked me for a moment, but He certainly knows how to get my attention.  I realized something very important: if Christ Jesus is indeed my Lord and Savior, then He should be the one planning my life, not me.
    Most of the time we all have a pretty good idea of what we’re expecting to do, such as getting up in the morning and going to work, or mowing the grass, or going shopping.  But have you ever seriously thought of just handing over your schedule to God and saying, Here is my day, Lord, what do you want me to do?  I mean, what if the Lord said, I’d like you to stay home today and spend the whole day studying My Word.  If you replied, I’d like to, Lord, but I have to go to work, then, He isn’t your Lord, your job is.  And He will know where He stands with you.  Think about it, this life is only a test to determine where you will spend eternity when your life on earth is over.  Material things we humans think are so very important mean nothing at all to God.  Whatsoever you need, He is not only able to provide it for you, He is willing as well.  On the other hand, you could work hard your whole life and not have the things you need by your own efforts.  It’s all about a relationship with God: remember, it isn’t just about you seeking God, He is also seeking YOU.  He wants you to know you can trust Him.  But He also needs to be able to trust YOU.  When He calls, are you busy doing your own thing?
    The point I’m trying to make is this, you need to know exactly who is in charge of your life.  You may fool me, but you won’t fool God.  He knows who is running the show even before He asks.  But maybe YOU don’t know.  You may truly desire to live for God, but unless you are asking Him each day what He wants you to do, then how do you know if you are living for God?  It is written in John 5:19-20,
      Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
       For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

    Jesus always had a plan for the day, because He spent time in prayer seeking the Father’s will.  If we would do the same thing, we would marvel at how blessed our life is, because the Lord has a plan for our lives, and it is a GOOD plan.  It is written in Jeremiah 29:11-13, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
    It isn’t enough to just want to know the Lord’s will for your life, you have to seek Him until you know that you know, and then do exactly as He instructs you.  It means giving up your plans and saying, Not mine, but YOUR will be done.  That’s hard to do when you’re used to things being done YOUR way.  At least I know it was hard for me.  But here’s the payoff: when you make yourself available to the Lord twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, don’t be surprised when He says, Let’s do such-and-such today.  It will be the Lord and you, and it will be so goooooood!
   So, have you made plans?  If so, don’t worry, the Lord won’t interfere with them.  But if you truly want Jesus to be your Lord, then you’ll want to cancel your plans, for His are far better than anything you could come up with.  If you’re saying I don’t know how to hear from God, so how can I know His plan for my life?  then you’ve been living according to your own plan.   You know, sometimes you just have to ask!  Father God, I want to live according to Your plan, so I’m asking You to make it plain for me right now.   Give me wisdom to know what You want me to do today and every day.  You take over my schedule and plan out my life, and I’ll obey, Lord, hour by hour, day by day.  I’ve been doing it my way, but from now on, by the grace You give me, I’ll do things YOUR way from now on.  I ask these things in Jesus’ name.  Amen.