“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
This is my verse for this week. I planned my whole life out completely differently than it has turned out. I made so many plans, had so many ideas. I always wondered why life never went as planned. I figured my ideas were good enough. I mean, they were MY ideas, right?
Well, God had different plans. Better plans for me than I ever could have dreamed or imagined.
When I went to college (way back in the day), my plan was to go to school to become a theater teacher. I always wanted to be involved with musical theater as I did in high school. When I dropped out to get married, I deeply regretted not being in school. I felt that it was the place I needed to be. However, my life took a completely different turn. I got married, started having my babies, and moved around (more times than I’d like to count). Finally I ended up exactly where I need to be.
And here I am. Right where God wants me.
To be a mother.
To be a wife.
To be a photographer.
All those years I spent feeling like I was misplaced. Like God must not know what I needed.
But indeed, He did.
I really felt the need to write about this tonight. Maybe I’m emotional reflecting on my life, or maybe someone who reads this needs to know that things turn out how they’re supposed to. Not how WE plan, but how God plans.
Thank you all for reading my rambling thoughts. Even if it’s just my own mom who reads it, that’s cool too. (love you mom!!!)