Lately I've been boggled by this message in Jesus Calling: "you will not find My peace by engaging in excessive planning... I did not design the human mind to figure out the future... That is beyond your capability.." Although said in different ways the essence of this message has been repeated in several instances.
What I wondered was how I might place myself in the position to succeed in achieving my hopes and dreams without some sort of planning.
This morning I reached an understanding that hopes and dreams are part of my humanness. In this life hopes and dreams cultivate faith in me. In all that could be. Possibilities that He created for me but I have to be attuned to see. Guided by Him, my hopes and dreams.
I was made to live in "continual communication" with Him through the choices and actions I make in the present. Depending on what these choices and actions are they either bring me closer to or further from Him and His plans (the future) for me.
I'm okay with that because He never made me into The Planner type. For as long as I can remember I have always been The Adventurer.. who lives open and receptive... and now I also understand The Adventurer in me was cultivated by my relationship and living in close communication with Him.