My Unplanned Life

Let me start off by asking you a question. Have you ever had life simply not go your way? Maybe an emergency or an unexpected situation pops up! Don’t you love it? I mean, come on…don’t we deserve to have these things submit a request to our day-planner like everything else?

The fact of the matter is life is going to continue moving straight ahead whether we are keeping up or not. Some of the things that tend to catch us off guard are as simple as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yet other times it is a direct result of an untimely or unwise choice we made. God is not necessarily there placing some obstacles in our path and removing others. He is there guiding us throughout the journey. Sometimes he gets our attention by shouting our name, and other times he simply whispers. Either way, his intention is to draw you to himself…to keep you focused and not distracted. The closer we see and feel him near us, the more insignificant life’s trials appear. The contrary is also very true. If we are not walking, talking, and fellowshipping intimately with our creator the small negatives in life can virtually blind us of his presence.  Check out the verse below…

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

You see, Jesus never promised us that life would always be a bed of roses. He did, however, conquer the thorns, broken glass, fiery coals, and anything else that could otherwise tear us apart. This week, may you know the person of Jesus each day. May you also trust him enough to share your happiest moments…and your most devastating struggles with him. He longs to be there for both.

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