We’ve all got them. A life plan. It’s what we envision our future to be like and we set goals to get there. But God… He is always messing up my life plan.
After I married, my life was going exactly like I had dreamed it would go. Then, after 2 short years of marriage, my husband died in a tragic accident. There I was—alone, a mother of an infant son, and a widow at the age of 21. This was not my plan. But God took a bad situation and used it for good.
My pain drove me into His loving arms. There, I discovered who God was compared to simply knowing about God. My worst fear (losing someone I loved) produced a great faith in my God. It compelled me to know Him more and more until one day I was ready—ready to be used for His kingdom.
While God didn’t cause my husbands death, He used it for my good. He messed up my life plan to do for me what I couldn’t do myself.
Here’s the thing. God knows what He’s doing. It may seem strange to us—even painful—but our loving Father knows what’s best for us.
So if God has messed up your plan or dream, take heart. He’s not left you or made some mistake. He isn’t punishing you. He’s doing just the opposite. God is doing something in your life far greater than you can imagine. You’re right where you need to be because His plan is far better than yours.