Have you ever happened upon an artist when they are at the beginning or middle of a work? Sometimes you can't see their vision. Sometimes you can't even tell what it is they're creating. Your hope is that the artist knows what they are doing, and that they have a plan for finishing things. However, if you are an artist...you know there are times that the plan is loose at best. You hope inspiration, natural instinct, training, and (sometimes) a deadline will be enough to bring a piece to completion. This does work at times. Though a plan will usually yield better, timely, and more focused work. Can you imagine if an architect didn't have a clear vision?
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
At times life throws so many things at us, we are distracted from our plan/purpose. IT HAPPENS! There is no shame in this. However, we can not forget that plan/purpose! We plan for a reason. Plans keep us focused. Plans remind us our priorities. Plans will allow us to see beyond our present situation, and will give us a goal to keep going forward! Keeping your plans "in check" with Him & His Word will also allow you to be the most effective with your time, relationships, gifts, and resources. If you feel you don't have a plan for your life....GOD DOES! If you feel your purpose is unclear, and you don't know why you are "here"...GOD DOES! He desires you to know Him & make Him known! As you get to know Him...you will see you are loved, valued, empowered, purposeful, and a part of His plan! This knowledge can help you get through any situation that attempts to rob you of your purpose & plan.