So often, Christian workplace believers set out to plan something that seems good in their own mind. The merits of what is being planned can look great, and it can even be a worthy endeavor. However, that is not the point. When Jesus said He came only to do the will of the Father, He could not consider doing anything that was not what the Father wanted, no matter how good or righteous it might appear to be.
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps” (Prov. 16:9).
God must give us the vision for what He calls us to do. After we have the vision, we must ask Him if He wants us to take action on that vision and what the action steps entail. The Lord wants to direct each step of the planning process.
If God is not the originator and director of the plan, then that plan is doomed for failure.
Excerpt from Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message