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Life Doesn’t Always Go According to Plan

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      It was Mother’s Day weekend, and I had a plan.  I had planned to do some of the things that I enjoy on Saturday and Sunday.  My plan for Saturday was to get together with a friend who I haven’t seen in a while, go walking and enjoy the beautiful weather. I had planned to  end the day by having some quality time with my husband and attend a Couple’s Ministry event.  On Sunday,  I had planned to go to church and have dinner with my family. I was looking forward to a good Mother’s Day message and a good meal that I didn’t have to cook.  The weather was perfect for everything that I planned. However, my weekend did not go as planned.  

     On Friday night, my son and I both caught a stomach virus. I started feeling bad on the stomach around 10:00 pm. At first, I thought it was something that both of us had eaten, but we both had different things to eat. Maybe we picked it up from a mutual place, I am not sure. All I know is that I was so sick from Friday night until Sunday. All of my plans went right out the window. The only thing that I did get to do is listen to the Mother’s Day Message online while being in bed. I thank God for that! 

     Being sick was not the plan but it happened. How many of you have made some plans and it just didn’t go the way you planned? When this happens we really have to take some time to talk to God, and find out what is His plan. He always has a reason for changing our plan. Usually, It’s something that God wants to teach us, show us or wants us to experience.  One of the things that I was forced to do is rest.  It’s a shame to have to be sick to take time to be still and rest but God will do what He needs to do to get our attention.  Some times it’s about taking a different direction or having a different attitude.  Be flexible!

     Some of you are in marriages/relationships that are not going as planned, raising teens that are not cooperating with the plans that you had in mind, or maybe you are working a job that is not going as planned. Whatever your situation, don’t allow yourself to get into a funk because things aren’t going according to your plan. Realize that God has a better plan, and it is up to you to embrace His plan. Stay positive, trust God and reflect on God’s faithfulness. He has an excellent track record and knows what He is doing.  

Until next week….

Carolyn

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One thought on “Life Doesn’t Always Go According to Plan

  1. Donna on said:

    Amen. He has taught me this over tHe years. I make plans to leave myself open to God’s bigger picture. His plans are always better than mine. I live by Proverbs 16:3 which states, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans. This way, if He provides a divine interruption, I know He has something far better than I could have imagined.

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