A Random Thought

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track.” -Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG)

I love variety, but in a somewhat structured and predictable kind of way. 🙂 But as you know, life doesn’t always offer structure, let alone predictability. I’m not trying to sound pessimistic, but one never knows when a curve ball is coming his/her way. As I tell my kids: One thing you can always count on is change. And, although it’s important to plan, there will be times when things don’t pan out the way you plan. That can be unsettling for anyone, but especially for us planner types.

While sitting in the dentist chair the other day, my hygienist confirmed just how random life can be. Knowing that my Senior is about to graduate, she asked what career he wants to pursue. She then told me of her plans to become either a Kindergarten teacher or a zoo owner. Neither of these aspirations transpired for her. After a series of mistakes, she found herself pursing an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. While all I could utter was, “uh, uh” and “hmm”, memories of  my own random life happenings—along with other people’s stories—swam through my mind.

The next morning, God reordered my “random” thinking by bringing the following devotional to my attention.

(Jesus Calling, By Sarah Young)

God reminds me: There may be detours and times of questioning, but He sets the course for His children. As a loving Father, we can trust that He alone knows the best plan(s) and methods to mold us more into His image.

 

8 thoughts on “A Random Thought

  1. very powerful KD—and congrats on a senior to be.
    Our son was going to be a lawyer—even took 7 years working on getting a Poli Sci degree—got married, went into sales, now wishes he’d gotten a business degree…best-laid plans—but as I learn through my prayers…I too see that there is no randomness for us in the eyes of God—thank you for such a powerful reminder!

  2. This is true, and often hard to see—especially if we find ourselves sighing over a lost opportunity. I know, because I come back to that place far too often. God always has a plan and His purpose is so much greater than my own!

  3. Thank you, Julie and Elihu, for sharing your experiences. I know I need God’s reminder that His plan and purposes are so much greater than my own quite often. Blessings to both of you!

  4. Your beautiful words just made my day. Thank you so much for adding such magical drop of words in my jar of motivation.I feel blessed by your writing right now.
    I found delight love in what you just said in your post.
    Again such a beautiful write up on your blog.
    Keep the vibes on.

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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