Have you ever decided the plans you had were clearly God and somehow when you got to that place you were sure you needed to be, it all changed? In that moment you realize, this is not the way I figured it out!
How God must laugh at our weak attempts to arrive in the place that we decide He wants us to be.
Recently, I "thought" I was supposed to use my gifts, "finally" after waiting for fifteen years. I'd had it all figured out. And, I was sooo happy with myself!
What happened was the exact opposite of my heart. Don't get me wrong. I truly believe God wants to use our gifts/talents, but, not always the way we propose it.
There is an opportunity to allow that disappointment to grow and remain rigid in the way we think things are going to go. In this recent instance, I was beyond disappointed that things did not work out my way.
Impatient is my middle name. And, I think when I see that things are not going my way, I am open to doubting the goodness of God.
When the "dust" clears however, and I take a step back, I see that His way was the best way all along. From what I can see in the limited capacity I have, the road ahead looks rocky, (His way) while the road I need to turn from heads into the promised land!
After seeking the Lord, (I know I should have done that first, right?) I realized that His way once again, leads me to~
Still waters, abundant joy, life everlasting, unrelenting grace, more resources than I could ever have imagined, blessings, favor, most importantly ~ HIS presence!
Yay God! You are the Designer and the Lord of our lives. May we continue to walk in ways that please only You.