Courtnaye is a Christian blogger who loves writing to help women grow in their walk with the Lord. It's all about real talk, real issues, and real life in the faith! Don't miss out on her weekly posts every Monday at 7:30am on www.insideoutwithcourtnaye.org
It’s quite normal to shout, “WHAT! But God?” Trust me. I get it! I’ve totally been there. And by the looks of it, you’re either here now or want to know more about how to get over it when your plans fail.
For starters, when this happens, I know it can be pretty disappointing, disheartening, or even downright humiliating. It may even be devastating! Again, I know all about it. Yet, I have also learned over the years that when our plans fail, it’s often because God either has a better plan or because He’s teaching us a life-changing principle or valuable lesson.
Simply stated - we’re not in control, sis. Plans go wrong or not as anticipated for all sorts of reasons. For instance, the Bible tells us in…
The life lesson and application from these verses are…
I know firsthand about this when I started writing my first book. I was going to write about something else. I had already written the title, laid out the front cover, wrote the back cover text and introduction...until I opened my Bible and read, Isaiah 55:8. I knew it was a God-shift.
Initially, I was like, "What! But God?" But after the initial disappointment, I knew that it wouldn't be wise to reason away His leading. So I went with the shift, ditched that title, and followed His lead on the new title, "IDENTIFIED: Knowing Who You Are in Christ & Moving Forward in Your Purpose." He told me, "I know where my people are right now. I know what they need." I'm super glad that I followed His plan over my own. It truly is all about His purpose.
Guess what sis? It’s going to work out. And it’s going to work out for the best. You may or may not be familiar with the verse Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Key statement…His purpose. Key point…for good.
I say all of this to say, He loves you, sis. He’s called you for a purpose. And as long as you seek Him for direction, follow His Word and Holy Spirit, while also trusting that His plan is best, you will succeed. Again, disappointments will come. But when they do, try to embrace the new reality that even though your plan may have failed, God’s plan won't. In the long run, it will benefit everyone - including you. #trusthim #follow
Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out!
QUESTION: Did a plan fail? How are you dealing with it? If you need prayer, state your prayer request here or you can email me directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you and praying for you.
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