The beauty of God wrecking my plans

Proverbs 19:21

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Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

I cannot tell you how many times in my life this verse has applied to me. It's pretty much a daily thing. I'm a very schedule-oriented gal so I normally have a list of things to do. Let me tell you, God definitely likes to throw my schedule out the window and keep my life interesting. I want to share a story with you:

I had the same plan throughout high school. I was going to go to the community college, get accepted into their nursing program and graduate as an RN. Those were my plans that quickly got turned down. It may not seem like a big deal but that was HUGE to me. That was my life. I was being forced into an uncomfortable place of not knowing where I was going or what I was going to do. Did I stop to ask God to lead me in my decisions and give me wisdom over it? Honestly, not as much as I should have. Instead I ended up with a lot of stress and heartache over where I was heading in life because my plans didn't work out like I thought they should have. In my desperation, I prayed...and I prayed...and I prayed. Funny how it sometimes has to come to us being at our lowest point to desperately pursue God.

I quickly found out that the Lord's plans will always stand. Instead, I graduated with my Associates and He led me to a better university, got me accepted into the BSN Accelerated Nursing Program, and is starting this journey with me at the end of the month. 

When I look back over the past couple of years I can understand why some of the doors I wanted to be opened, were closed. I can understand why the plans I had weren't nearly as good as the ones He had planned. 

You may have many plans (like I did!) and it may be hard for you to walk into the unknown for a season (like it was for me!) but I'm here to tell you that through all that, He never left me. I may have been scared, stressed, and in tears but through prayer I was given a peace that surpassed my understanding (Philippians 4:7).

Seek the Lord during decisions - big and small - and pray for wisdom and discernment. Give your dreams over to God and He will make them better than your mind could ever comprehend. He wants to share in the desires of your heart!

I'm Katie! This blog has become a way for me to be a messenger of encouragement and to show someone the relentless love of God. Join me in these little adventures as I share my personal devotions and convictions; and brace yourself as you experience the wonderful joys God brings. Read more about me and my blog here.

Written By: Katie Krause

I'm Katie! This blog has become a way for me to be a messenger of encouragement and to show someone the relentless love of God. Join me in these little adventures as I share my personal devotions and convictions; and brace yourself as you experience the wonderful joys God brings. Read more about me and my blog here.