She Was Made With A Purpose
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
- Pr. 19:21
When it comes to the moments in your life when you’re uncertain of how you’re ever going to accomplish your goals, continue to remind yourself that no matter how things play out over the next few weeks, months, or years, the Lord’s purpose is far greater than anything you could ever imagine.
Think about a time when your plans fell through. Maybe you:
1. Applied at a school or for a certain scholarship and didn’t get it
2. Were unemployed and you had no idea how you were going find financial security
3. You were dating someone you really cared about, but things fell apart
4. Planned on starting a business but things didn’t go according to plan
5. You had to move back home with your parents or make another big sacrifice just when you thought you were about to be independent
But now, here you are. Of course your life isn’t perfect, and you might even be dealing with some of those same things right now, but you made it this far because but God brought you here. Even though things didn’t go according to your plan, His plan still prevailed!
The reason why it’s so important to remember the Lord’s prevailing purpose in your life is because it’s so easy to get discouraged. When things start going wrong again and you feel like you’re watching your dreams fall apart before your eyes, you might be tempted to stop trusting God and try to do things your own way. Maybe you find yourself being angry with God and you stop praying and seeking Him daily.
But as tempting as it may be, you don’t have to walk down that path. Choose instead to walk down the path that leads to Him. The path where you can lift your hands and say, “Lord, I place my plans in your hands. I might not understand why things are playing out the way they are right now, but I am ready to trust YOUR plan and whatever it is YOU want me to do!” Let this be the path you take. Be okay with waiting on Him when plans are falling through, because you KNOW that He has something better. It’s far more rewarding than trying to do it on your own.