God Wrecked My Plans. Lesson 14 of 40
As a high school graduate, I had my life all planned out. I just knew that after it was all said and done I would have my PhD, travel the world, and make some good money. Then POSSIBLY marriage AFTER I reached all my goals. My life didn’t go as I planned. I met my husband during my undergraduate studies and we got married after graduation. We both went back to graduate school together but I got pregnant with our first child two years later and the children seemed to keep coming. Here I am with a husband and six children and my life is not what I thought it would be. Yep, God absolutely wrecked my plans and I am so glad He did! Say what? Yep, you read that right, I am glad He did.
For today’s lesson I have learned to embrace God’s will for my life because it is far better than mine.
While my plans are what I thought was best
His plans proved to BE the best
My plans were what I wanted
His plans were exactly what I needed
This is not to say that life has been a fairy tale, a far cry from it. As I have said and proven for myself, following God’s will doesn’t prevent trouble. However, I can say that because I have surrendered to God’s plans for my life, I have had peace in the inevitable storms. I feel fulfilled because I am living on purpose. Yes, God absolutely wrecked my plans, but I am here for it!
How about you? Is God directing you in a different direction than you originally planned for. Have you embraced His will for your life or are you fighting to get your way? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.
Psalm 32:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.