Is our first reaction to put our heads down and get discouraged?
I’ve found over the years, that every time I suffered a deep disappointment, God had already set up a NEW appointment for me to take its place.
Had I continued with the original plan, He would never have been able to reappoint me to an exciting new season of opportunity.
The Best Laid Plans
“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
More than one time in my life I’ve had a plan to do something. But then when I moved toward that plan, the whole thing just fell apart! So when you’re feeling down, discouraged and or even depressed.
Remember that WITH GOD, every disappointment will ultimately result in NEW and BETTER reappointment. “Impossible,” you say? With God all things are possible!!
Many of you know that I was married at a young age. (MY plan) And although it hurt my heart tremendously, that marriage ended in divorce. A lot of us have experienced that feeling of incredible disappointing loss, overwhelming loneliness and exhausting defeat. I was pretty sure that my happy life was over.
But God… arranged for me a fresh reappointment (HIS plan) with David, my soul mate.
He planned for me to marry this incredibly gifted life partner He knew that I would have to have in order to build this ministry. He made ALL THINGS (even the painful breakup of a disappointing relationship) work together for my good! How cool is that?
A God Perspective
“Man’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way?” Proverbs 20:24 (AMP)
We just don’t get it, because we’re trying to understand events based on our flawed natural ability. But God, from His unique perspective, sees the beginning from the end.
Trusting Him is one of the most extraordinary steps that we could possibly take toward moving beyond our negative feelings. Hang on, because it’s going to be awesome!
Our God already knows how He’s going to turn this disappointment around and make it one of the most AMAZING highlights of our life!!!