Wednesday, January 19, 2011

When Plans Go Awry

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I'd planned on a quiet Saturday of reading, writing, knitting, napping...

What I got instead was three trips across the county, two basketball games, snow shoveling and a few hours of disaster recovery with my husband.

We'd planned on opening our salon with two new services and redesigned decor on Monday.

What we got instead was 800 gallons of floodwater that delayed everything by at least a week, and took a chunk of change out of our wallets that was reserved for marketing.

We may make big plans for our lives...a fairytale wedding, hot husband, lovely house with a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and a book on the NY Times best-seller list. (Oh wait, that's MY list!)

God may plan for us to live on a foreign mission field, struggle with an addiction or health problem, have relationship issues, hate our job or be unemployed, or always be a bridesmaid, but never a bride.

Jeremiah 29:11 says,
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Sometimes God's plans may look just like what we've envisioned.  More often, though, they probably don't.  But we have to remember that God always has the best plans, no matter how marvelous ours may seem.

We have to remember that God always has the best plans, no matter how difficult His may seem.

So when your plans go awry, just roll with it.  You never know - while you're in that crappy job, you just might meet that hot husband (oops - that's MY story again!) or find the inspiration for that best-seller!
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