Most people would say, “My overall goal is to have a good life”. If you asked them what that means or what does that look like, you’d get a human answer.
Planning for a good life requires many assumptions because our lives are terminal and of an unknown number of years. This is a precarious platform on which to plan. We don’t know what is going to happen five minutes from now, or if we will be alive five minutes from now. Statistically, we’re pretty confident that we’ll be living five minutes from now, but you know statistics aren’t that reliable.
We have only one sure way to plan a good life. I found that way in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” The longer I live, the more I appreciate the wisdom of this proverb. Since we have no clue about the future, how can we plan for it? The Lord alone knows what the future holds. Trusting him provides a great life plan. I’d like to add this amazing truth that comes with trusting the Lord, “in Christ Jesus death is no longer part of the equation.”