“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”– Proverbs 19:21
We all have our set of plans and dreams planted in our hearts. Some of us even have set timelines for ourselves to inspire us to do well and to encourage us as we make our dreams come to life. In other words, we tend to have itineraries for our lives, for the journey ahead of us. Which by the way is not entirely wrong.
But what if those plans that we have doesn’t match Gods will for us? He said in His word that as we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our hearts. And it was only then that I have realized, that God honors our desires too. But sometimes when God intervenes, He takes some of these and replaces it with His beautiful purpose for our lives that brings us to greater heights in our relationship and greater adventure with Him.
Faith is a journey to the unknown, faith is approaching the unknown.
The unknown has always been a scary thing. We imagine it as somewhere dark or is akin to a long tunnel that neither of us wants to enter, but what amazes me most is that God is present even in the unknown moments of our lives, and that faith comes after believing that even if things didn’t work out as planned, God is still faithful and His will stands the same, and that His love for us remains constant. Faith is more than just trusting. It also means leaving the familiar behind and being vulnerable with the Lord’s plans, embracing His ways, no matter how unplanned or unexpected things would get. This thought could be daunting, but it’s comforting to know that in every season, in every change, He is with us and that He is always for us.
I have learned that life detours are God’s way of revealing His heart to us, inviting us to know Him more as we journey with Him into the wilderness. He has taught me to rest in His love in times of confusion, fear and disappointment. And as soon as we recognize how God turns our greatest pains and detours to invite us to a beautiful dependence on Him, freedom and peace replaces fear and worry.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28