Make the Best of Changed Plans

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“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”  Psalm 37:23

Even when things don’t go as planned, God is still in control.  If we know His character, we can trust in the fact that He is sovereign and knows exactly what He is doing in our lives.  One day while sitting in the waiting room of an office, I noticed a woman standing next to a wall.  I didn’t know her personally, but I had seen her having a heated discussion with someone on the phone earlier.  All of the plans in my day had gone completely haywire and I felt frustrated.  Choosing to make the best of it, I chose to sit and read a book.  As I sat there I asked God if He wanted me to go and encourage this woman.  Thoughts came to me saying, “People don’t do that anymore.  You will look crazy walking up to a stranger to talk to them about God in a place like this.”  But I didn’t pay those thoughts any attention.  I got up, walked to her and began to encourage her.  She began to cry.  I asked her if she knew the Lord and she said “yes”.   I then prayed for her and afterwards she prayed for me.  We gave each other a high five, a hug and we thanked God for orchestrating that moment in our day.  She needed the encouraging words I shared with her and I needed to be reminded that my day belongs to God and when plans change, to flow with Him. You may spend time planning your day, but leave room for God to interrupt it and change it if He sees fit.  He orders our steps and guides us along.  Our lives are not our own. We would experience less frustration if we learn to say, “Lord, thank You for the life You have given me and thank You for this day, but my life belongs to You and this day is Yours.  No matter the plans in my heart, I’m open to flow with You.”

Prayer: Father, You are my God and You are sovereign over my life.  I give this day to You.  You are free to change my plans however You want.  I may not always understand it with my head, but I know in my heart that You know best.  When plans change, help me to make the best of it.  Help me learn to flow with You better and trust You completely.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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