What I want to consider here is the presumption that certain things will happen in our lives. At the heart of such an attitude is a perspective that I am in control of my life. James says Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’ As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. (James 4:15-16).
Making our plans is right Solomon says, In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Prov.16:9). But all such plans should be subject to the Lord’s will.
I am not saying that we should always be verbalising “if the Lord will”, but I do believe such a sentiment should be continually on our hearts. This is the godly attitude to life.
I remember a couple sending out address cards for their potential new home upon them getting married. Alas the property purchase fell through.
We need to be careful how we act as regards the anticipation of events.