Gideon had a plan- God had a different plan and patiently coached Gideon along. Jacob had a plan- God had a different plan and showed him a ladder to heaven in a dream. Mary had a plan- God called on her to give birth to Jesus. See the trend? How would the world have changed if the people who lived according to God’s plan had changed their course? How would our life change if we simply got on board and lived according to God’s plan?
On days when your plans are thwarted, be on the lookout for Me! I may be doing something important in your life, something quite different from what you expected. It is essential at such times to stay in communication with Me, accepting My way as better than yours. Don’t try to figure out what is happening. Simply trust Me and thank Me in advance for the good that will come out of it all. -Adapted from Jesus Calling, Sarah Young
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9)
There were only three disciples allowed to see the transfiguration, and the same three also experienced the garden of Gethsemane. No one can stay on the mountaintop of favor forever, for there are responsibilities in the valley. Christ fulfilled his life’s work not in the glory but in the valley, and it was there he was truly and completely the Messiah. -Streams in the Desert
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. (Genesis 28:15)
Until we agree with God, He can’t do anything in our life. We have to learn to recognize the lies of Satan and stop believing him. We need to glance at our problems and stare at Jesus. Then we can have the mind of Christ and think like God thinks. –Joyce Meyer, Get Unstuck and Fulfill God’s Plans for Your Life
We can say “Blessed is the night, for it reveals to us the stars”. In the same way we can say, “Blessed is sorrow, for it reveals God’s comfort.” H.C. Trumball