“The secret things belong to the Lord our God…” Deuteronomy 29:29
Make your plans.
Work your plans.
That’s good leadership.
I’m an advocate of strategic leadership. I don’t believe the church should run from leadership. We need it, just as does any other organization of people. God uses men and women to lead His people. You can see it throughout the Bible.
Without a vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18)
In his heart a man plans his course. (Proverbs 16:9)
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost“? (Luke 14:28)
“Aaron and Moses were from this tribe. And they are the men the Lord spoke to and said, “Lead my people out of Israel in groups.” (Exodus 6:26)
With the best you know how to hear from God, make plans accordingly. God really does use the minds He created for His glory.
The difference for spiritual leaders, those desiring to receive godly direction…is that “secret things belong to God“.
I’ve always loved the Deuteronomy verse because it comes at the end of God renewing His covenant with His people. He promises to be with them, bless them and carry them safely forward. At the end of His encouragement, we find this verse. The secret things belong to God.
Isn’t that true in your life?
It has been in those secret moments where God has always seemed to do some if His best work in my life. I’m working my plans…the best I know how…and seemingly out of no where God brings a surprise. I must adapt accordingly. It’s scary. Uncomfortable. It stretches me. But, it’s always best. His way is better than mine and His strength is perfect in my weakness.
Always be attentive to the still small voice and give God room to interrupt your plans. Always. Don’t be afraid of the fine print of the Christian life. Some of God’s best is found there.