My Ways

I just can’t seem to get out of the book of Isaiah lately. Especially chapters 54 and 55. Today my heart is on Isaiah 55:8-11.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts higher than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth and it shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

I have so many plans. Plans for my career, plans for my kids, plans for my personal life (that I hope includes at least a boyfriend in the near future), plans for everything! I am very much a planner and do not deal well with the plan falling apart.

But through some circumstances lately (and me looking a little foolish), God has reminded me that my plans are NOT His. I have always felt a call of God on my life. I haven’t always known what that call is (was) but I have spent a lot of time trying to figure it out. “It could be working in this area or doing this thing or how about I try this for a little while”…..are all things that I do/think rather than sitting still, asking God where He wants me and then listening for His answer.

Lately I have been listening and while I still don’t know exactly which direction to take, this is what I do know, God is calling me to teach. I’m not sure what capacity or who He wants me to teach (other than my boys and that is my first priority), but I know that, that is my calling. In order to do that I have to know His word and spend more time with Him. That is the season I am in right now, and I feel filled up with Jesus and can’t wait to see what is next.

I also know that somewhere there is a godly man that is made just for me, and that he and I will minister (maybe even teach) together. I’m not saying I’m called to be a Pastor’s wife, just that there will be some sort of ministry we are supposed to be involved in.

So while I wait for more direction (and Prince Charming) I will praise Him and serve Him and remember that His plans are not my plans, but unlike my plans, His plans won’t bring hurt and disappointment or void in my life but will bear much fruit and return to Him the purpose that He created me for.

Father thank you for every opportunity that Your plans give to me. Help me make the most of them and to give you glory in all things. You know the plans that you have for me and for whoever may be reading this blog. They are plans to prosper us, to give us a future and a hope, not to harm us. We know that You are greater than any thing or circumstance that we face, and if we trust You, You will not only see us through those things but You will bring forth many blessings in our lives and Your will, will be carried out. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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