Friday, May 1, 2015

God is not finished

You know that saying, "if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans"
I think God has had quite the laugh with the plans I have told Him

First, I told God I wanted to meet a guy in college, get engaged senior year, then get married summer after graduation,  have 2.5 kids, live in a suburb close to family, have safe-comfortable job, a house with a white-picket fence, oh and a dog

How did that turn out?
Married? No 
Dating? Haha 
Kids? Only my amazing nephews
White picket fence? Only around the apartment pool
 Dog? No but lots of stray cats around here  
Suburb? Nope- Right next to the Phoenix airport- Glamorous 
Close to family?  1,421 miles away actually 
Safe-comfortable job? Challenges me DAILY

See, I never once told Him I wanted to be challenged in my faith 
I never told Him I wanted to leave my comfort zone
And you better believe I never told Him I wanted to move to Arizona
You guys, it hit 100 degrees today! 

The point of this is that we can plan out our life as detailed as we want
But ultimately God plans for our life will prevail

"Many are the plans in a person's heart, 
but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."
Proverbs 19:21 

He will challenge us to get out of our comfort zone
He will correct us, push us and guide us
But in doing so He takes us to places we never imagined

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, 
according to his power that is at work within us"
Ephesians 3:20 

So though I am not living the life I told God I wanted
I am allowing God to write my story
And I know God is far from finished with my story

So remember, when you allow God to write your story, it will always better than yours
Let go and let God write
He writes the best love stories anyway 


  1. Love love love this! I had planned on not getting married until my mid-late 20's and living on the East Coast after graduation, but I'm engaged at 20 and already planning on going back to my home state of Wyoming after graduation - it's funny how God makes His own plans! But there's a reason for that - they're the best ones :)

  2. I was just journaling about trusting God's plans this morning. Sometimes it's hard and it's lonely but you are right it is always SO much better than we can imagine! P.S. 100 degrees!!! Send some my way it's still chilly up in the mountains and I am ready for a summer tan :)



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