Our Plans and the Lord

The endings of some of the New Testament letters shows the early church and our brethren going about things as we do. Listen to Paul speak of his plans with the Corinthian Church, “Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go. For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits” (1 Corinthians 16:5-7).
Paul did not know at the time of the writing whether when he passed through Corinth, he would stay for a while or move on. However, he really did not want to simply pass by, but he wanted to make Corinth his destination.
However, whether he went to Corinth at all, and if he did, whether as passing by or as his final destination, he knew it depended upon the Lord, and Paul so stated it.
Does that reflect your way of doing things?

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