I’m sharing a few words from my writer friend, Carol Graft today, because as I read them they lingered on.
With the words came memory on top of memory of all the plans I have made in my life that didn’t come to pass.
Sometimes beloved the answer is simple. It’s arriving at the answer that takes us so long. It’s the wrestling of our flesh against the spirit. Sometimes it a battle before we lay down our will and ask Him for insight in to His.
What now, Lord? Help me see what’s next even if I can’t understand the “why” of it.
Take just a moment dear readers and listen to what Carol has to say about what to do when plans change.
What do you do when your plans change? When plans turn out different than you had originally thought? Usually I fret; and it takes a while for me to see the God-thing in it. I don’t like change.
But sometimes I do re-evaluate and then I start to see that a turn of events is okay, and completely a God –thing. Turning to God and seeing what He wants and asking Him for clarity on a path is necessary.
His word says all things work together for good. So that means when there is change in your life, especially when you didn’t ask for it or see it coming, God still has you in His mind. He will redeem the time. He will lead you on a new path. And that is always a good and God-thing.
Carol lives in West Michigan, where she’s close enough to the beach to chase sunsets. She has been married 34 years and counting. Carol is mom to 7, mostly grown, children, 4 of which are married and blessed with three grands. She loves to teach and encourage others in this journey with Jesus. You can follow Carol’s writing at www.carolgraftblog.wordpress.com. She also writes for Breathe Writer’s Conference Blog.