My Writing Corner

My Writing Corner: The Master’s Op Orders

For I know the plans I have toward you, says the Lord.
They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11

In all my days of soldiering I must have heard hundreds of Operations Orders. The details of the plan were always meticulously spoken to soldiers ready and willing to carry out their mission. But we also have a saying ‘No OP Order ever survives the first round fired’.
In other words, as much as we think, prepare, and plan, there are too many unknowns, too many things that can go wrong. The plan usually ends up being salvaged with contingencies and ingenuity.
There is no such problem when it comes to the Master’s plan. There are no surprises for God. He is able to plan the intricate patterns of our lives with certainty. This can give us great confidence as we consider His great competence in guiding our lives. Charlie Mike!

From Swordpoint (p. 90) by Chaplain Chuck Wood

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