How often do you hear anyone say about their plans… “God willing?” Consider this verse from James 4:13-17

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
I RARELY hear anyone say, “IF the LORD wills…” Which probably means they don’t consider in their mind that their plans may NOT take place because God does not will them. I rarely hear PREACHERS defer to God about their plans…
Truth is, according to the above Scripture, everything in life… including our life… is in the hands of God. Since this is the case, it is proper and wise to defer to Him in all things (Our plans, our decisions, our life). To keep God out of the equation is both arrogant and evil.
Question: How often in your plans do you consider God? And if you do, why not verbally give Him credit and deference when you speak to others? By saying the simple phrase, “God willing,” you are giving testimony to others that God is your guide, help, and provider. And then… if/when your plans do take place… He gets the glory and credit.
Just a thought.