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The best laid plans....

  • “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 future.” Jeremiah 29: 11

         Have you ever heard the saying ‘the best laid plans of mice and man often go astray’? It is actually a very profound statement I never put a lot of thought into before. As a child, I often dreamed of how I wanted my life to be. As I reflect back to those childhood dreams or plans I thought I wanted have completely turned out to be very different than what I thought.

          We all have this journey called life and with every journey, we all have choices to make and those choices all have consequences whether it is a choice we make for the worse or for the good of things. If each one of us actually took the time to literally sit down and draw a timeline of plans of the when, what and how we were going to spend at least one day, 9 times out of 10, within the first hour the timeline would be completely torn apart.

          Sure we all have some kind of plans but to be meticulous about it would only result in being frustrated and stressed because Life happens! I believe this can be related also in our growth as young Christian to a mature Christian. When we accept Jesus into our hearts, there are some of us that were brought up and it was just a way of life and then there are some of us that we can remember the exact time and place and felt a fire lit under us and we wanted to shout it to the Heavens how great God our Father is. As we grow in our Christian walk we all may have great plans of how we want to spread the good news of Jesus and then Life happens.

          Our best laid plans often go astray. In our Christian walk with God we eventually get to the point to just live in the moment and let God’s plan for us play out. Sure, we have anticipated hope of how we think they should be or want them to be but when we completely surrender every aspect of our life to God it actually can make life an exciting adventure and a lot less stressful. I think of it as being the main character in a blockbuster movie we know nothing about other than the fact the ending is going to be great!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Wonderful Blog! I like how the end is always going to be great if we surrender our all to our Father :) So true! My plans fail while God's plans excell! Trying daily to hear that quiet whisper showing me the way. Thank Linda for the inspired words.
May 9, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Beautiful post, Linda, thank you! I think, as with many things, there is a balance to preparing ourselves for God's plans and being flexible enough to "go with it" when He surprises us with new aspects of His plan :)!
May 9, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Toddedited: May 9, 2016 Great post Linda. Our life really changes when we pray "Your will be done" and let Him guide us. There is ups and downs but really just keep a positive attitude about it and everything will work out just fine. Don't turn back, don't be afraid, trust Him for He knows what is best. 
May 9, 2016
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider Greeeaaat post, Linda!  So true! Just when I think I know what is going on He changes my path and I have to trust and believe!
May 9, 2016