What To Do When God Changes Your Plans

I wiped the slate clean on April.

Alright, it was a dry-erase board rather than a slate, but I wiped off what little plans we had in April and rewrote the calendar for May.

Our April calendar was just about blank anyway.  Was yours?

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April had some dates marked, but they were mostly Zoom meetings the kids or I had scheduled for school.

Our March calendar was another story though. The month of March was completely planned out before the world shut down.

When I wiped the March calendar clean to replace it with April, I wiped away events that never happened.

Events were planned alright…

A date night for my birthday.

A weekend beach trip.

Class pictures with my students.

My kids’ first school dance.

Field trips to the zoo and Carowinds.

But when those days in March came and went, I drew black slashes through those boxes to cross them off.

I cross off each day on my calendar, but I’ve never crossed off so many dates with scheduled events that didn’t happen.

And never will.

All those plans we made!  All that effort spent!

I hear God saying, “You can make your plans, but I am in control.”

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This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make plans for our lives.

It means that any plans we make are under God’s sovereign control.  If He purposes to change the plans we’ve made, we have to go with it.

It may take prayer and time to get our hearts to a place of acceptance, and that’s ok. Prayer is time spent with our Father, the one in control, and that is never wasted time or effort.

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Pray to accept His will.

Pray to understand His will.

Pray to obey His will.

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Image Credit: Happy Wonderer Blog

 

 

3 thoughts on “What To Do When God Changes Your Plans

  1. Pingback: How to Survive the New Normal | Servant Girl Stories

    • Larreta, I hope you are not hardheaded or stubborn like me. Even as many times as he has taught me this lesson, I still sometimes “forget” or wanna do it my own way. Thank you so much for reading and for leaving a comment.

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