Sometimes, things unravel.
Sometimes, when everything seems to be falling in place, something suddenly alters from what you thought was the perfect laid out course.
And, just like that, your “perfect” course is no more.
Yesterday, I received news that alters my course and leaves my well developed plan now feeling uncertain. The news wasn’t earth shattering. In fact, there was an element of joy in news. It just wasn’t my personal joy to celebrate, but then again, it’s not about me.
I trust God in this. I trust I am still on the course He desires for me. I’m just not going to be traveling the course in the way I thought, but I know I need to stay the course.
I have to cling to what I know. That’s the thing about God’s Word. When circumstances alter, His Word remains constant. His grace is still there.
Yesterday, I read this: “Here is the great irony about opportunities. They usually come disguised as insurmountable problems.” Mark Batterson, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.
Today, the truth in that statement feels just a little bit more real…a little more personal.
And what is the message to me in this?
Maybe grace is disguised in these difficult moments. Maybe, hopefully, I will look back and see how this time only served to grow me and stretch me more.
It’s not about me.
His plan will prevail.
Can I trust what’s next without knowing?
Can you trust your plans to God?