Grace and Peace!!
Today’s uplift: Change of Plans A Plot Twist
What do we do when life doesn’t turn out like we planned? Do we simply consign ourselves to live out the leftovers of the life we wanted?
John 10:10 shows us another way. Jesus tells us He came so that we would “have life and have it abundantly.”
That doesn’t mean “life abundant” only when things are going well. Or “life abundant” when we get the outcome we want. The abundant life Jesus died to give us doesn’t start and stop based on our circumstances. It’s based on His goodness and Mercy!
Sometimes you have to let go of the life you wanted. And as you do, you will lean into the truth that while our circumstances may change, God’s promise of abundant life does not. Yes, life can feel bad. And while this was not your life’s plan, God had allowed it. As such, God had as much abundant life on this side of you losses as He did all the time before.
You must learn to let go of the life you wanted and work to embrace the life God has given, you can see the fresh beauty and goodness God has for you here. While life is never perfect, you can honestly say, Thank You, God. I love this life. God doesn’t give us second best. There are no leftovers in a life with God. When we trust God with the broken pieces of our life, He can reshape what’s shattered.
Overcomer, there are times in this journey called life that what we planned and what happens are two completely different things! But God’s promises never change! He still will give you beauty for ashes! Be encouraged, a plot twist isn’t always a bad thing!
My prayer for you:
Lord, we anchor to You today as our only hope when life implodes in loss. Open our eyes to see Your goodness and all the ways Your immense love spills over for us. Thank You that, no matter our circumstances, Your promise of life abundant holds true. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Be Optimistic; Be Open Minded; Be an Over comer!!
Love Min. P.