Disappointment Or God’s Plan A

How do you handle disappointment? When things don’t go the way you want them to. Do you lay down and through an all out fit? Do you cry out, “Why me”? Do you go into a pout? Do you get angry? Does that anger get violent? Or does that anger turn inward and become depression?

Whatever we are disappointed about we feel that our Plan A went horribly wrong. We don’t understand, when we had it so carefully planed out, why it didn’t work out. Was it the weather that messed up your plans? Did someone else’s life interrupt your plans? Was the timing just off?

Or could it have been that it was never God’s Plan A for you in the first place. Yes God has a plan for your life and even what may seem mundane is an intro gate part of God’s Plan. Plan A never changes, it is the life long plan God has for you. But as we miss God given opportunities to move ahead in our course, God makes adjustments in the setting of the rudder to keep us on course. His purposes are never missed. No matter how many times we may miss the chances He gives us. He is always ahead of us in His planning. That’s why the ship is never truly off course.

All is a learning and growing opportunity. So that we may become complete and mature in Christ Jesus. So whether the weather or life interrupted your plans or the timing was just off, let it go and realize that just possibly they were being used as the hand of God to redirect your rudder in the direction He has in mind for you.

Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart

More Than Conquerors

“If God is for us, who can be against us?”  – Romans 8:31b

There are so many times in a day that I forget that the battle has been won and I let the enemy get the best of me. Oh, that I would remember that the Omnipotent, Mighty, God is for me. If that were for front in my mind at all times I would live a life far different from the one I live now.

If I lived my life fully aware that God was for me and all that meant, I’d live a victorious life. God wants His children to succeed at things that are of His will, so that He will receive all the glory. When I live in victory it points the world to the One who is the source of that victory. That is one reason God wants us to be more than conquerors.

Our broken lives are nothing without Him. It is in our brokenness, when we turn it over to God, that the world sees the light of God shining through.

“You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘You did not make me’? Can the pot say to the potter, ‘You know nothing’?” – Isaiah 29:16

This is where people get the idea of God being the potter and us being the clay or the pot. In other verses of the Bible He talks about forming it for His purpose and what seems best to Him.

Being broken pots, those cracks of brokenness that we may be so ashamed of or embarrassed of, those are the very things that God uses to shine His glory through as He uses us. So let’s let God use us cracks and all. He doesn’t need strong people – they are self-reliant, that is why God uses the weak because it forces us to be God-reliant. Where He gets the glory He deserves.

So rather than being self-conscious or embarrassed or ashamed of our cracks let us remember that we have been chosen to be used of God with those cracks to shine the light of God on the world and show them how they too can be more than conquerors with the power of God in us.

Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart