The Message paraphrase of Proverbs 19:21 is spot on; “We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.” Solomon is essentially saying our plans are subordinate to God’s plan but for some, this is not a good thing because they truly believe their plans are better!
Proverbs 16:9 says, “We should make our plans counting on God to direct us.” James 4:5 confirms that it’s OK to make plans, but just realize that ultimately God has the final word. Watch this, when God interrupts your plan with his purpose you must remember who’s in control. By submitting to God and revering his plan for your life it will significantly lower the frustration level in your life as you remember it is not all up to you. Although it can be an ominous journey, God detours never lead to disappointment!