One of the questions many churches wrestle with is, “Should a church try to plan future direction?” James 4:14 (NASB) says, “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” So why plan? The next verse goes on to say, “Instead, you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” The real issue is not whether we should plan; it is whether we will put God’s will first in our planning, always deferring to His wisdom and sovereignty.
God, we want Your will above everything else. We’re not just asking You to bless whatever plan we devise—we want Your wisdom. We want to move by Your direction and in Your timing. Please guide our thoughts and keep our hearts tuned to Yours.