When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Sometimes, life just happens. No matter how well we have planned, hoped and prayed, it just seems to keep moving in a direction that we do NOT want or expect.

I often feel overwhelmed by my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband and children dearly. When it comes down to it and I get very honest though, there are certain parts that are making life difficult at the moment. I know I’m not alone.

Thankfully I understand that God knows the ultimate plan for my life. My plan … well, my plan is anything but perfect. My plan is mortal and fallible. My plan will get me nowhere.

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 1:9 NLT)

So the time has come to throw my plan out the window and instead turn to Him each and every day for direction. I’m tired of trying to be in control and figure it all out. I’m amazed at how freeing that very statement makes me feel.

Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. – Galatians 1:4

His plan is so amazing, just look at what it has done for all of us so far.

From here, I welcome you to join me on a journey with a new plan … the one that leads to freedom through Christ. As a mom, it is challenging to find time each day to spend alone with God. I’ll be the first to admit that although quiet time and journaling has historically been a part of each day for me, I’ve slacked off lately.

So, I’ll be focusing more on finding that quiet time to spend with Him. Being quiet and still before Him and listening for His “still small voice”.

For me, I find the most inspiration through journaling as I read the scripture, stay quiet and even as I pray. Find what works for you, and stick with it. Little by little, if you stop for just a few minutes to notice, you’ll see that your life, and most of all your attitude and perspective, are being changed!

One Response to When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned
  1. Mindy
    February 19, 2009 | 10:14 pm

    This is exactly what my Hubby and I are going through right now. Learning to turn to God when we are a feeling overwhelmed. Preferably to turn to Him BEFORE we are feeling overwhelmed. And to offer our lives up to Him, so He can make of us what He desires. It’s a tough thing to do, but it is very liberating once accomplished! Thanks for sharing this. It is very inspiring =)