This question has been on every person’s mind lately for a million different reasons. Maybe your “What if” has to do with school, work, politics, finances, marriages, friendships, openings and closings, masks or not….we have all struggled with some sort of what if question lately.
This might be a new one for you to think about…
What if….God was using what you viewed as a set back to push you right into His will?
I have seen people struggling the past few months. I have struggled the past few months. Depression and hard times and confusion and mourning over what is lost are all quite common for humanity in general these days.
I am not saying that things are easy, but what I am saying is that God is faithful.
I have spent many times in my life crying and feeling hopeless over situations. I know the feeling of thinking that you messed everything up and that you will not get past it. I can also look back on my life and see where God pulled me out of my despair and used those same circumstances to direct me to new opportunities.
I feel like sometimes we can get so protective of our own control. We want to know the plan and what the next step is. It can almost be worse when we feel like we know God’s calling on our life. Then we can really start making plans and trying to figure ways to accomplish goals. Maybe…just maybe, that is not that way that God wanted to use you to fit that purpose.
2020 has not surprised God. All of the cancellations, changed plans, even the sickness….He knew it was coming and He knows when it will go away.
Don’t sink into despair. It is a new day filled with new opportunities. I can’t tell you when things will be ‘normal’ again. I can tell you that no matter what happens next, God has absolutely got us. Look for the positive, Look for ways that He is shifting your path or ideas. He is always directing you to His plan and His perfect will.
Proverbs 19:21- You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. (NLT)
Hold tight to that promise!