When Things Don’t Go As Planned

I’ve been asked the question several times of in 5 years from now where do you see yourself? Instantly I think to say being rich or having that big house on the hill but it never occurred to me that I should reply “whatever is in HIS will.”

For years I lived a life that I had planned I wanted this and that by this time but life surely didn’t go as I expected. Here I am now at 32 finally piecing things together that I believe will work for the good.

I want to encourage you on this journey of life and inform you that your life isn’t planned out by you but God himself. Where we fall short is planning this fairytale dream but forgetting to include the source.

I’ve had many days I wanted things to go successfully but instead I received the complete opposite. Now anxiety occurs, the hope is now lacked and you begin to focus more on your problem and not the problem solver.

When things fall apart consider it a possibility that life knocked it down on purpose..

It’s so easy to think that what we believe is the best thing for us will have the greatest outcome and moments later the plans go downhill leaving us with a void of disappointment.

You begin to see no way out, your mind is racing and now the faith you once had is turned into doubt which doubt turns into fear. Here you are back at step 1 thinking you were elevating but life just redirected you back into the same position again.

Below are some verses I find helpful:

Jeremiah 29:11

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.
Proverbs‬ ‭23‬:‭18‬ ‭

“You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.”

1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭10

“In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.”

God can change anything and turn any situation around ..

Maybe you’re thinking “I can’t keep living like this anymore.” Well, we all go through moments when we want to quit. But the question is, will quitting turn the situation around? You only need to be patient.

Remember the battle is always fierce at the edge of a breakthrough ..

Stand firm, keep walking, never lose hope!

By Courtney Dillard

A woman fulfilling her purpose.

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