Herb Silverman at the Washington Post's "On Faith" ruminates on what "God's plan" might be, and what it is that politicians are doing when they assert that "God's plan is my plan.
How DO we know if what we're doing matches up with God's plan?
My plan is God's plan
From the Washington Post
Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God plan for her to campaign and ultimately, to win:"God continued to strengthen and empower us when, you know, His strength is perfected in our weakness. And that's what's exciting because you see, that if it weren't for faith, when all logic said it's time to quit, we pursued. We marched on because we knew God was not releasing us to quit. And now with such an important lame duck session you realize why we were to endure all that stuff."
How should constituents interpret statements by politicians who see their campaigns and causes as part of God's plan? How do you decipher God's intentions for you?