March 31, 2012

Plan B

So many times in my life I have had a "plan" for my life, and for whatever reason it didn't quite turn out the way I had planned. Which made it time for PLAN B. 

 Take for example the picture I had of my life ever since I was a little girl....I was going to grow up, go to a great college, and the summer after college I was going to marry the man of my dreams in a wedding that was fit for Bride's magazine. Two years later, three max, I was going to quit my job to start a family with this amazing man in our little suburban home. Life would be glorious! 

 Well my life didn't exactly go as planned. I have been out of college for four years with a career as a kindergarten teacher, bought my own home, and am graduating with my masters in May. Not a bad life by any means but it still wasn't my "plan A." I thought in my perfect world I would be doing all of that with "the one."As I'm sitting here ready to go to another bridal shower that is not my own it's easy to think I am living PLAN B. 

 But here is my AMAZING reality: With God there is NO PLAN B! In Psalms 139:16 it says "Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day."

 I have chosen to allow God to write the story of my life and of this season. Even when the enemy tries to attack and tell me that I will never have the "fairy tail" I know that I am exactly where I need to be. Where I am in life, where you are in life, is no surprise to God it is His exact and perfect plan for you and me. In the Word it says His thoughts for us out number the grains of sand.

 I once heard an amazing speaker say " God has plucked you out of eternity for this time in history where you can best glorify and serve Him." That, to me, sounds like we have an incredibly strategic God. A God with a plan that will not be thwarted. A god who doesn't work on plan Bs only on strategic and purposed plan As. 

 If you relate at all to this post, and I hope you don't mind how raw and honest this post was, I encourage you to read Psalms 139 in The Message Bible. It is a beautiful picture and reminder of Gods faithfulness to you. It speaks directly about his infatuation with YOU, not your best friend, not that girl that has the "perfect" life, but you. He is CRAZY about you!

4 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for sharing this! <3
    Seriously. I'm in the same place. I always had this "plan" that i'd be engaged by 21, married by 22, and kids by 25. Well..i'll be 24 this year and that doesn't seem to be happening. Our plans are most definitely not God's plans. It is completely a struggle to have all of your girlfriends around you getting married, having babies, etc.
    Thank you for sharing that Scripture, i will give it a read tonight when i get home.

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  2. Oh my goodness Amy you made my day! Seriously! My prayer in writing post like this is that it wouldn't simply be me typing on a page but God could some how breathe on it and let it help someone. How amazing is He. And the same amazing God is so working in your life in this single season. SOme other scriptures I like are Romans 8:17-18 and 1 Corn. 7:17.

    Thank you so much for your comment

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  3. Hey girl! Sometimes I feel this way. I have learned to accept that God has his own timing that is different than what I want. I am blessed to have found the man of my dreams, but he is hundreds of miles away in Florida. Struggling with missing him and when/if I'll ever marry him every day. I'm 26, and one of the only people my age who is not married or has kids. Don't worry girl, you are doing everything right.

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  4. Joelle you're awesome! Thank you

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