When I was 22, I was pregnant and unmarried. So I did the wise thing and ran away to Florida. However, in the end, God worked it to His will. He put people in my way that eventually led me to church and to my salvation. I now have seven books written, most Christian fiction. Who would have thought it all that time ago?
God’s plan was to use me and my situation to help others. He makes our bad choices work for the good. I could have saved myself a lot of heartache and misery if I’d only allowed God to guide me in the first place.
We all have those times where we’ve veered off into a direction we should not have taken. But God’s plan will prevail in the end. Proverbs 19:21 states, Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
If we’re unsure what that path might be, so we go off on our own, thinking we know what we’re doing.
Jesus’ path isn’t necessarily 1+2 = 3. You think Common Core is difficult, try figuring out how God comes up with 1 + 2 = 5. It’s what I call Jesus math. You never know the why or the how, but He still got you there.
Not every path is going to be a straight line. We just have to remember to allow Him to sit in the driver’s seat.
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. – Paulo Coelho Brazilian Novelist
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying God wants you to be hooked by porn, or addicted to drugs. He didn’t even want me to become an unmarried pregnant woman. We go through these hardships by following our own path and not being focused on God’s will in our lives.
But if we allow Him to guide our future, He will lead us to places we’ve never dreamed.
No matter what road you might be on today, God will make His way into your life, whether by hardship or others he places before you.
Don’t think for an instant you are so lost that God will never find you. He knows where you are and where you’ve been. He’s just waiting for you to turn around and see Him right behind you. And once you allow him to drive the direction, there will be joy and peace, with a lot less heartache.
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