Friday, March 26, 2010

You know what happens when you make plans…

Last night I was on my way home from work thinking about my life and what is going on in it and praying to God to help me find my direction (in life, not to my house). It was dead quiet because of giving up radio for Lent, and all of a sudden this AWESOME plan came to me. It would make all the things that have happened leading up to this make sense and it would put me in the perfect position for the future and just seem to solve all my problems. (Well not all, but one major one that keeps me up at night.)

I was so excited at first because I had never even thought of this particular course of action and I mean really it would just be so perfect! But then I got scared. Because every time I seem to make plans for my life, they never seem to go the way I thought they would. There are so many unknowns in this situation and most of the decisions that would have to be made to make everything fall in to place are not up to me. What the heck does God want for me in this situation? I know what I want now, but I just wish I knew what He had up his sleeve with all this.

“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.”
Jeremiah 29:10-12

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9

“Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.”
Proverbs 19:21

In a way I wish I would have never thought of this because I don’t want to get let down. I am trying not to think about it and let the cards fall where they may, but that is so hard to do. All I can do is wait. Wait and be prepared as things happen and make the right decisions when the time comes.

I know I am being vague in all of this, but so much is unknown right now. Changes are on the horizon though. I’ll keep you posted.

Have you ever had anything work out exactly the way you had hoped and planned it would?


Brittany said...

I'm waiting on God, as well, in some areas of my life. My desktop tear-away calendar had this verse on Wednesday: "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and waith for the Lord." -Psalm 27:14.

Hope it helps you, as it has helped me!! =.)

Jen said...

I have never ever ever had anything turn out how I wanted. I'm a control freak and I hate this fact, but I have found that the more I make plans and try to control things, the further away from my vision it goes. And if I just let things go the way they naturally will, I'm generally ok with the outcome. I mean I believe everything happens for a reason and I try to learn from the things that I do no matter how they turn out. That way I don't repeat mistakes. Good luck with your plans. I know everything is going to work out. I don't know how yet, but it will.

Working Girl Two said...

i always think things happen just the way they were supposed to and if they don't end up working out then you know it wasn't supposed to happen.

for example, when i wanted to move to chicago i did my darndest to find a job in chicago and i interviewed and interviewed, but i also set a deadline and it was that if i hadn't found a job in chicago by X time frame then i would stay in nyc. it didn't happen until the last moment but everything fell perfectly into place because i truly think that it was supposed to happen that way.

just recently i decided that i wanted to just quit my job and travel for a while, but things just weren't syncing up and i knew in my heart that it wasn't the right time and it wasn't supposed to be.

things come to when they're supposed to. i really believe that.

Abby said...


Are you thinking about moving?

Suz said...

no not moving. At least I don't think I am, who knows though.

Carly said...

Nope. Things have never really gone as I have planned. And looking back now, I thank God for that, because everything He had planned was a million times better than what I had in mind. I'm stuck in what feels like a rut right now (and have been for about 2 years) and sometimes I really don't see a light at the end of the tunnel. Then I think back to those times when He didn't let me down and I know that He hasn't forgotten about me. Hang in there.