We find ourselves in a situation that we don't prefer. What went wrong? Typically, we make a plan, based on nothing more than what we "think" is good and right or simply based on what we want. We trust our intellect, experience, gut or that little voice inside our head that says, "this sounds like a good idea". We give ourselves some credit before acting on our decision, thinking to ourselves, "This decision is the only obvious choice and I am so smart to come to this decision so quickly. Others around me are probably jealous of how brilliant I am". Then the plan fails and we wonder "how could that have possibly gone wrong?"
Lord, help me to realize that I am not as smart as I think I am and I definitely don't know the full extent of the purpose of my life because I tend to function out of selfishness and not based on Your define plan for me.