I will be the first to admit that there have been many times in my life that had a great idea that was not a God idea. how to plan that had nothing to do with the purpose of my life. What I've learned is that there's nothing wrong with great ideas but if it doesn't line up but the purpose of God for my life, I either waste time trying to accomplish it or never comes to pass. Sometimes opportunities that arise are nothing more than a distraction. It's important to have the ability to discern if the opportunity that presented itself is actually what we should be doing.
We all have giftings & we all have dreams. It's important to find out purpose for those giftings. Even if we become rich or famous, if we truly didn't accomplish what we were born to do what does it profit? Life is really short and I can't afford to waste anymore time chasing anything but the purpose of the Lord.for my life.
I get it this may not be for you so I'll speak to myself. I say Lord let your dreams be my dreams, let your desires be my desires. I repent for the time wasted pursuing goals that had nothing to do with your purpose for my life. Jesus help me to clearly see the difference between my plans in your purpose, because ultimately your purpose is what will prevail.
I just wanted to take the time to thank anyone who took the time to read this. I end with the encouragement you that it's never too late for you to choose the Lord's purpose for your life over your plans.