13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
– Jas 4:13-15
I learn not to make personal long term plans because I’ll never know what’s going to happen next month or next year. Especially if it involves a dream job, dream home, dream vacation or whatever for personal gain or glory. All the planning will seem wasteful.
Plan but don’t hold on to it. Nothing is set in stone. Whatever I plan, I need to submit it to God, “if it is God’s will…”
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