When I was a teenager, I had my life all planned out. I was going to get married by a certain age, have children before a certain age, have a ministry by a certain age. Out of all my plans only one actually happened at my planned age, I got married at 22 years old, that was in my plan. I used to struggle (and sometimes still do) with the fact that my “life plans” didn’t come when I wanted them too. Through the years however, as I have grown in my relationship with God, Ive become so thankful for the delays.
If some of my plans came when I thought they should, I would have missed out on some great people and opportunities. My ministry may not have happened, my marriage might not have been as strong, my relationship with the Lord would be different. I may not have answered the call He gave to become a foster mom. So many things may or may not have happened, but I trust in His plan. His ways are far greater than mine.
So, embrace the delays and detours in your life. God leads us on the right paths. Accept your delayed calling. Prepare for that child that still hasn’t come yet. Enjoy the time in your marriage with just the two of you. Enjoy the detour! Take in all the beautiful scenery. Stop worrying about the things that didn’t come or haven’t come yet, and see what is right in front you. Don’t take you spouse for granted. Don’t let the enemy use the divine detour to steal your joy. Don’t take the things you have now for granted, because of the things you can’t see. Enjoy the divine detour, there are blessings in store at the end; Bigger and better blessings. Be encouraged today, God works everything out for our good! Xoxo
“A person’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 CSB