Sunday, November 28, 2010

Plans

Do you ever have those days when you just don't know where your life is headed?

I've been having quite a few of those days recently. As I watch many of my friends land jobs, get married, and start new chapters in their lives, I can't help but feel I'm stuck in an old chapter, desperately trying to turn the page. As much as I try to squash it, that little voice in my head sometimes says, why don't I deserve those things? When is it my turn?

 I'm not a very patient person, and I'm ready to move on.

But then again, change terrifies me.

As I move towards my 25th birthday, graduation, and a job, part of me wants to dig in my heels because I can't see what is around the bend. But another part of me wants to plunge forward, emerging as a new - and hopefully wiser - person.

During these days of doubt - and sometimes sadness - I've turned to one Bible verse:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11


I trust that God has my future in His hands, and I need to have patience in knowing that these things will come in His time, not mine.

"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

Jeremiah 29:12-13

I hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday!


3 comments:

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

I love this post! Mostly because I can relate... it's SO hard to trust God's timing and plans. But He promises that He won't harm us, and that He only wants what's best for us. Our ideas of what is best don't always line up with His though. Thanks for sharing. :]

Adam and Wendy said...

I agree with both of y'all! It's sooo hard to not try to write out our own plans for everything! God has to remind me CONSTANTLY that He's in charge and that if we just be patient, we're going to love what He's got in store ((way more than anything we could ever imagine up!!))

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

This is one of my all time FAVORITE verses. :)

P.S. Thanks for stopping by The Sweetest Petunia!