If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But “IF” not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up – Daniel 3:18
Wow! What a statement. Let me rephrase: “We are 100% persuaded in God’s ability to save and rescue us from the fiery furnace because we serve him. But “IF” not, we will rather choose His will than yours. There is something important to catch here, and that is the use of the word, “IF”. What these three brave young men said had no cinch of doubt in it. They believed and had tremendous faith that God was going to deliver them from the burning fiery furnace – which He did. From this, we derive two tools to use when planning.
It is importance you have faith in God that He will bring your plans to fruition, especially if you have handed them over to Him in prayer.
2. Add the “IF” Factor:
This is interpreted by a lot of people as a plan B, but the IF factor is not a plan B. It is believing that God’s ways are higher than yours and that His will, not yours – be done.
Many today are admitted into mental asylums, and/ or commit suicide, because they fail to use the “IF” factor. They scheme, make plans, believe in these plans, and get their homework done. But when these plans don’t work out for some reason, they collapse mentally. Some give up faith in God, citing Him as a fake, simply because their plans did not work out. How pathetic.
God is sovereign, and what He has willed will happen. It always pays to align yourself to His will because again, it will happen. Don’t put God in a box the size of your brain, giving Him orders as to what you want – my way or the high way kind of a deal. It is best we allow His will some latitude in our lives, and that ladies and gentlemen, is using the “IF” factor.
To your success,