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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Plan, God's Plan

I was getting a divorce...it was probably going on 3 1/2 years ago now but we were. We didn't look at each other, we didn't talk to each other...we hated each other and we were done being married.

Our plan was to get a divorce. But God...

We were getting a house...we talked to a realtor, we went to the bank, we filled out an application...

Our plan was to purchase a house. But God...

I was going to move up in the company, I was looking for a raise...I was learning a new field and becoming busier and busier at work, yes, I was going to move up in the company and go further...

My plan was to continue working and move up and make more pay. But God...

We didn't get a divorce. In fact there was nothing we did differently except turn to God, seperatley. Our marriage is not perfect but all of a sudden it's solid and God keeps moving us and growing us and I could never have imagined back then where we would be together today. God intervened, when I asked Him to work on me.

We didn't get a house, we have tried 3 times but now I see that God has a plan for us being where we live now...we're meant to pray for our neighbors right now.

After a year of following God, He told me to quit that job and now I'm a stay at home mom...

"Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the Potter, what are you making? Do you question Me about my children, or give Me orders about the work of My Hands?" Isaiah 45:9-12

"It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it, My own hands stretched out the Heavens." Isaiah 45:12

Don't you see? Your plans may be completley different than Gods. If you're upset all the time and worried and fearful and angry then there's something wrong with your plans. You're trying to fight against God and it's only making your life worse..

"This is what the Lord says- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go." Isaiah 48:17

Sin is a horrible, terrible, powerful thing and it directs your path in ways you never thought you would go, it makes you do things you never thought you would do, it makes you think and say things you never ever saw yourself thinking or saying, and if you're not doing what God says to do then you're sinning...if you don't know the right way look in the Bible, God will direct you in the path you should go...


His yoke is easy and His burden is light..don't try to over-think it...His plan is simple, easy, gentle and loving...He will direct you.

2 comments:

Jenifer said...

Beautiful post Mandy. With God there CAN be restoration!

C Borden said...

Thank you so much for this post. From a personal point- this year has been a huge struggle within my family- seeking what WE think is best vs seeking HIS best plan for us. Our marriage has struggles, our parenting has struggled, and now we are facing other struggles as He has called me back home (quit my job). The only thing I am certain of is that He wants me home and wants me writing. "His will be done" has become my never-ending mantra. :) God bless you! and thank you!