Proverbs 19:21 - Finding The Plan For Success.

Proverbs 19:21 - Finding The Plan For Success.

Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)  Many are the plans in a man's heart, but 
it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. 

Proverbs 19:21 (NLT)  You can make many plans, but the Lord's 
purpose will prevail. 

The person who refuses to follow "the Lord's counsel" as it is 
found in Scripture pursues foolishness (cf. Deut. 32:28, 29). The 
Bible is full of clear directions from God concerning practical 
Christian living, and Jesus in His life applied those principles perfectly 
to give us an example (1 Pet. 2:21). God's counsel is immutable 
(Heb. 6:17), faithful (Isa. 25:1), wonderful (Isa. 9:6; 28:29), great 
(Jer. 32:19), sovereign (Dan. 4:35), and eternal (Eph. 3:11)... Godly 
counsel is built upon the foundational premise that there is an infinite 
and personal God who has revealed Himself through His written word, 
the Bible, and through the living Word, Jesus Christ. Godly counsel 
is not man-centered (i.e., doing things one's own way, controlling 
one's behavior by his own feelings or thoughts) but rather is 
God-centered (i.e., going God's way regardless of what one wants or thinks). 
[Believer's SB] 

Have you ever wondered what is in store for you regarding a 
spouse, family, job, or where you will live? The world will tell you 
that whatever happens is fate, chance, or perhaps the results of 
"karma." The Bible says clearly that God is in control and has a plan for 
your life.  Asking for God's will to be done in your life means that 
you want Him to direct you, and that you will be willing to follow 
those directions. God isn't trying to hide his will; he wants to show 
you! In the end, finding God's will comes down to obeying what you 
read in God's Word. As you walk obediently, God will guide you step 
by step. [The One Year Bible for New Believers] 

Proverbs 3:5, 6 (NKJV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, 
And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge 
Him, And He shall direct your paths.  

Proverbs 3:5, 6 (CWR) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and 
don't depend on your own understanding.  Put the Lord first in 
everything you do and He will direct your life. 

Proverbs 3:5, 6 (MSG) Trust God from the bottom of your heart; 
don't try to figure out everything on your own.  Listen for God's 
voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will 
keep you on track.