Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Plan vs. God's Plan

Plan A. Graduate High School, go to college, become a teacher, get married, have children, be a stay at home Mom. OK I'm telling my age on this one!
Plan B. Go to Cosmetology school, get my license, work, get married have children, work part time.
Plan C. Go to Canada with husband and children, live on a religious commune, wait to become the "voice crying in the Wilderness" OOPS!
Plan D. Return to USA with husband and children, be a stay at home Mom
Plan E. Join Mary Kay, work my way up the ladder to National Director, take care of my family for life! Loved my Pink Cadillac.....
Plan F. Walk into sin....take my family with me...divorce, marry again then 20 years of blackness and pain
Plan G. Go through the divorce from Hell, lose everything important to me, start life over in my 50's
Plan H. Find a career I can do for the rest of my life b/c no retirement, see Plan G.
Plan I. Great job secure for the rest of my working days, get laid off due to Company going under
Plan J. Live on unemployment, w/o alimony that was awarded being paid, see Plan G.
Plan K. Find a career I can do for the rest of my working life while on unemployment see Plan J
Plan L. Find a great hobby on line writing sharing my faith, but it doesn't pay the rent.
Plan M. Fall helplessly into the arms of my Father realizing plan A-L are my plans and His perfect plan is yet to unfold for me.

Relinquishing all rights to my life's plans and ambitions brings me full circle don't you think?

I'm back to Plan A. Only this time, with much prayer and humbleness, I will walk toward, and not side step from my Father's path.

All my failed plans are strewn like flower petals behind me.

The good news is, from each failed plan I have learned lessons that have propelled me forward. I have met true friends that will be carried with me on the rest of my journey.

Where am I going now? I don't know....

What I do know is this...

Many are the plans of a woman's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. Prov19:21

Even with all my past failures, because my heart is turned toward my Father, His purpose will prevail in my life.

Should He choose to not reveal it to me right now, it's OK. I have come to learn to trust Him and not try to orchestrate too much because I don't want to be so caught up in my plans that I miss His.

In sharing all this with you I want you to see and understand something very important.

Our past doesn't matter, when we come to the end of ourselves and fall at His feet, He'll pick up the broken pieces, dust us off and set us on the perfect path He designed for us.

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. Jeremiah 29:11

So, whatever life's plan you find yourself on right now, it's not too late to give it up and run to the One that all ready has your life's journey planned from the end to the beginning.

Run to Him, His arms of love are open wide.

He's waiting to turn your life into the very thing He created you for. Turn all your past over to Him and let His creative energy be your guide into your God created future!

Princess, Daughter of the King of Kings
Mother of Princesses and Princes
Grandmother of Royalty


  1. Wendy, beauty is rising from the ashes, I can see it. The Lord has something for you, you are in the desert right now, but He is leading you out of it. Soon you will see the promised land. I'm sure of it.

    You are loved.

  2. His plan is ALWAYS Plan A. He has been with you through it all and will ever be there, faithful and true and particularly fond of you!

  3. Ah...I love the strewn flower pedals imagery. That's so me, girl. I'm right there in the desert with you, but in the distance I see the glimmering of an oasis. Let's forge ahead. Peace!


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