In the past two years, I’ve gone from almost married to super single. I went from making money, to living on a prayer. I went working, to applying to jobs that rarely get back to me.
The funny this is according to my plans, right now I should be married with one kid, a High School Bible Teacher, a home owner, and financially well off, when in fact my life is exact opposite. God ruined my plans.
When this first started happening I tried to fight it. When that didn’t work I grew resentful of my life. I felt behind and knew there was nothing I could do about it. God was ruining my plans, and my only option was surrender.
Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps”. That’s exactly was doing in my life and that’s exactly what he’s doing in yours. There nothing wrong with making plans. In fact, you should make plans, have goals, and have ambition for your life. Our plans only become a problem when we let our desire to know what’s next take precedent over what God wants to do in our lives.
The only reason I have peace about where my life is now and where my life is going is because I’ve decided to stop resisting. So, if he’s ruining your plans don’t fight it. God is way smarter than us, and our plans stink in comparison to his.