"i'm the creation, You're the Creator, i am imperfect, You're the Redeemer, i'm filled with questions, You are the Answer, i am a sinner, You are my Savior. You are the One for me. and i belong to You. for the record i'm a full-time failure, You know me better than i know myself." -Mandi Mapes, "You're the one for me"

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hey you . . . .

yes. you. you there wondering what your life will become. wondering where it will go, why things haven't happened. 

you sit and wonder. praying, pleading with God for something that looks exciting to happen. something that will change your life and its direction. 

you've planned the next year. 
5 years. 
10 years. 
you have to go from A to B to C. 

but the Lord doesn't go from A to B to C. 

He took a man away from his people and out of the palace only to return to save his people. 

He took a young girl away from her family into the palace to then save her family - in a manner that had ruined someone before her. 

He took a young scared girl, and had her skip a step to bring His son into the world.

He took a man who had killed and tortured people, only to have him preach to them. 

the Lord knew the direction each of these lives would take. good and bad. smooth and rough. 

and he still did something incredible with each of them. 

something they never would have guessed in their wildest dreams. 

that guy in the palace: probably expected life in a palace, not trudging through two deserts, one to lead some stubborn people.

girl taken from her family: probably had her sights set on a guy and was ready to settle down and hav a few kids

scared girl: probably ready to marry a guy, but probably not ready for the 33 years of pain and joy in raising a Savior.

the murderer: probably expected to continue killing people in the name of a religion he knew all the rules to

and if any of these people HAD known. They would've run, most likely. i would.

plans aren't bad. plans help you discover your purpose. force you to pick your passion. 
but once you stick to your plan so severely, you lose your heart.  the heart the Lord gave you.
but as the two guys and two girls learned, the way your life ends isn't how it begins.
you may start at A, but you can move seven other places before hitting your B.

So keep prayerfully discovering your next point A. 
but don't be afraid to go to D before B. 
Let the Lord make His own wonderful path.

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