He created days, weeks, months, seasons and years. Those are real things.
We designed minutes, hours, decades and New Year’s Day on January 1. Those are made up things.
That’s why I don’t trust New Year’s resolutions or decade-long church plans.
What are the odds that God’s plans for my life, my church or my denomination will match our artificial calendar?
God’s Plans Seldom Start on January 1
For years I tried to do what I saw virtually every other church leader doing. I assessed my church one year at a time, starting new plans in January.
But reality kept interfering. I’d make a plan for January through December, convince myself and my congregation it was from the Lord, then God would speak something special into my heart in March. But I couldn’t implement it because I’d already told the church that God had spoken a plan for the calendar year. How would it look if God changed his mind two-and-a-half months in?
We Have Ten Fingers and Toes – God Doesn’t
How many great movements in history lasted exactly a decade? A century? A millennium? Not one.