From the Desk

Michelle Martin

When Plans Are Broken

How many of you out there reading this are planners? Do you plan your days, weeks, months, meals, schedules, etc? Ask yourself how many times did your plans go awry?

How many times did those set in stone plans crumble? I’m sure all of us have experienced that at one point. When that happens, most of us simply adapt and move on, and do our best to get back on track or continue moving forward.

I think planning starts at a young age. We plan what we want our future to look like. I know I wanted to be a marine biologist, a doctor, and a news reporter. All of which I am not. That is because God had a different plan for me. God’s plans are always so much greater than what we can think of.

For example, how many of you have forgotten something at home and had to turn around and ended up being late? I am sure you were frustrated, but what if that happened for a reason? Maybe something was going to happen on that first trip so God allowed you to turn around to get that forgotten thing. Sure, that maybe a little far-fetched of an example, but it’s the logic behind it. God always knows what’s best for us and what time is right for us, no matter how hard we plan. Our plans always turn out a little different than His.

The recent year and beginning of 2021 seems to be off to a rocky start to put it lightly. The hurricane, freeze, COVID-19, etc.. There were a lot of things that shifted our plans. I wish I had an answer to why all this is happening, but I know it’s part of God’s plan. God’s plan is always the best. Sometimes, the process is painful, and hard, but don’t forget that when God is silent, He’s doing something for you. Remember, you are where God wants you to be at this very moment — whether it’s a moment of joy, or a moment of pain — it’s all part of growing into who you are meant to be.

 His purpose is more important than our plans.

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