We just celebrated the first day of Spring, yet oddly here in Dallas we received several inches of snow last night. This is not typical weather for March 20 in Dallas Texas. We expect sunshine and warm breezy days, not this. But isn’t that just like life? Surprises happen all the time. How many times have you said the words, “This isn’t what I had planned?” Whether it is a day that started off with a normal routine and ended up in the emergency room, or your life that seemed to be going in one direction and now doesn’t look at all like what you had hoped or planned.
Surprises happen. Things Change. Plans get sidetracked. The question is how can we passionately live the life we didn’t plan? I believe it is important to grieve the loss of the old plan, but don’t stay there. Begin to ask God, what He has in store for your in the new plan. Ask for his help to navigate the new road ahead of you.
Some surprises are good and happy, but many can catch us off guard and be a bit scary. The apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” But he didn’t leave us standing there saying “What do I do now.” James went on to say, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
So if you find yourself in the life or situation you didn’t plan, ask for God’s wisdom and direction to make it a great new plan. Pray together as a family and be open to the ways He may be directing you. Sometimes He leads us through His Word, or through circumstances or through a wise and trusted friend. Sometimes He leads us through His still quiet voice. Take time to listen to pray and to listen to His direction.
I hope you enjoy your day today. As for me, I’m going to go play in the snow. Watch my show on http://www.webtv4women.tv/