One day a court official who worked for the queen of Ethiopia (and who happened to be a eunuch) was on the road headed toward Gaza. The apostle Philip had been sent there to chat with him. When Philip got close, he heard the eunuch reading from the bible. Philip asked him a simple question:
How do you figure out God’s plan for your life? Does he have one? Can you know it? I’ve had many thoughts and conversations on this topic. Let me start here: I believe that God has created us with the capacity to think for a reason. I also believe that he gave us all the tools we need to direct our thinking properly. In no way does this negate prayer. Paul said in 1 Thess 5:17 to pray continually. This is a given. But prayer does not abdicate our responsibility to act.