I was listening to a sermon by Pastor Eric Johnson from Bethel in Redding, CA and he said something about God has a plan A for you. I then heard Papa say, “Your plan B is my plan A.” I stopped a moment (I was in the middle of pressure washing a deck) and I thought, “Wow! How many times have I thought that I was having to settle for plan B, C, D, etc. but to God, it’s a plan A.”
It hit me that there are probably many other people who think that when the first plan fails that it means to move to plan B, but what if our plan A was never God’s plan A, that means our plan B could be God’s plan A. Whatever the case, I know one thing is for certain… God is never surprised when the first plan doesn’t pan out. He already has the next step in order.
I know for those of us who are planners, it sucks when our plans don’t pan out. But let’s remember that our plans must align with His plan. I’m reminded of when Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane and He ask His Father if the cup could be taken from Him, and then went on to say, yet not my will buy Yours be done.
I think too often we get caught up in making plans that we forget to stop and say, “Not my will but Yours be done.” However, know that when you pray that prayer, you also have to be willing to change plans if that’s what God’s will is, or you may have to continue through the valley.
His way is always the best way. His plan is better than any plan I could ever think of. And I’m so glad to be on this adventure with Him!