Too often, I hear or read “This was God’s plan” or “God does everything for a reason” but is it really God’s plan or is it yours?
Sure, I believe God has a plan for each one of us but He will not enforce those plans upon us. At the end of the day, He gives us the free will to choose whatever the heck we want to do.
Was my pregnancy in His plans for me? Of course, it was not. It was my decision and the consequences of my acts; therefore, I didn’t title it as being “God’s plan“.
So how do you know if it’s God’s will or yours?
2 simple answers:
If it’s SINFUL that’s a red flag. Personally. knowing that I was having premarital sex, I consciously knew It was incorrect. If you get that gutty feeling … prayerfully choose to avoid it.
If it’s Evangelical, Kind, and Loving, hopefully you choose to embrace it. For example for me, it was choosing life for my child and choosing marriage so we could welcome him into a Blessed Family.
But, what happens when the decisions we have to make aren’t so transparent?
Do we just pray, have faith and be patient?
Be wise, don’t make emotional decisions and lean hard on God.
They say Wisdom is better than physical strength so if patience isn’t your best virtue rely on the Holy Scriptures. They will prepare you to choose wisely. I can’t tell you how many poor decisions I have made when I’m not in my best state of mind! I’m an emotional decision maker and the results aren’t always the finest so if you’re like me, stop until your emotions whirl down, pray and then decide. Life is about the decisions and the choices we make so lean on God. Now, when you have to make decisions they don’t have to be yours alone…
Some choices may be more costly than others and those that are more situated with God will bring serenity. Looking back I have made a lot of wrong and right decisions and some of my choices have come with big consequences– where I was left where I’m sure God did not intend for me but they all, good and bad, have brought me to the place I am today and I am positive this is where He wants me.
Listen to advice and accept instructions, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19, 20-21
Jenyfer D. Navichoque – Writer, unparalleled love