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I Planned.....God Prevailed


I don't know about you, but daily planners have never worked for me.......
To be honest I would write down my daily tasks and then I would forget my planner at home.

Every evening I would jot down my next day activities, place my planner next to my purse and tell my self before falling asleep, "don't forget to grab your planner".......

And as I would  run out the door the next morning, there on the counter my planner would sit.....
Every day without fail.
~Geez~

I planned to bring my planner with me, just as I planned so  many things for my life.....
As my planner sat on my counter, so have many of the plans I had for myself.

Five years ago I was planning for my "empty nest"....
My last child was entering high school and I was planning what I thought would be my life after she was out on her on.

Here it is five years later and my life does not resemble any of the plans I had once made.......
I went through a divorce......
I moved back to my home state after 12 years of living in Texas.....
 And my career took a 360 degree change.

I had not planned to be divorced and alone at this stage in my life......
I never saw myself moving back to my home state.....
I would have never left the medical field by my choosing....

My daily planner never had these things written in it.
~sigh~

What I do know .......
My daddy God didn't cause my divorce, but he healed me from my wounds........
Thank you Jesus~

Moving back home at the time I did, He would prepare me for the ministry work He has for me to do...........
Never saw that coming~

My career move,  He knew my dad needed someone in his shop he could trust and depend on.
Waiting and trusting for this season to be over soon~

I planned........God prevailed.

Proverbs 19:21

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.


Regardless of what may be in your planner.....
I encourage you , do not  be dismayed if they do not come to pass....
We serve a God whose love and plans for us , His children, are far greater than anything we can imagine.

My"planner" still sits on my counter.......
I no longer get upset when I forget it there.....
It's purpose has changed to my hearts desires and dreams........
 For I now allow my daddy God to determine my daily steps.

xoxoxo
Stacey

Jeremiah 29:11

11 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



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  1. I can relate to not being a planner. We have had to change "our" plans often because of "HIS" plans. A list is also something that I rarely do!! I enjoyed your ensightful post that you have shared with us here at "Tell Me a Story."

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  2. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragent. When I think back to "my" plans and then see "his" plans unfold.....It is amazing :)

    Blessings to you :)

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