Today I was sitting in my driveway trying to turn left onto the main highway when there was an overabundance of school traffic passing by. In my frustration, I thought that there was never going to be a break in the traffic just for me to pull out.
Isn’t this how life can feel sometimes? We are in the midst of something that is difficult that tests our patience. We feel like we are never going to escape it and we grow tired of waiting. We feel like there is never going to be an opening just for us like we will never get our big break.
Ephesians 1:11 says, “because we are united with Christ we have received an inheritance from God, For He chose us in advance and He makes everything work out according to His plan”.
When I read this, I was reminded that God has always had a specific plan for MY life. God chose ME. When I feel unworthy, He tells me that I AM worthy. When I feel weak He tells me that I am strong. When I feel like I can’t wait any more, He tells me I can. There is one thing that we can be sure of. Our plans will fail, but God’s plans will ALWAYS prevail.
As you probably guessed, there eventually was an opening for me to pull out of my driveway. I did not have to wait there forever, even though that is how it felt in the moment.
God gives opportunities to get where we need to be in life, but He does it in His timing. He will get us where we need to be when it is safe for us. We have to be patient, we cannot move simply because we are tired of waiting. That will actually hurt us and take us places we shouldn’t be. Had I pulled out of my driveway just because I was tired of waiting, I would have put myself directly in harm’s way just because I was ready to move.
It is easy to rely on our own ways and to move simply because we are ready to get to the next destination, but if we wait on God He will give us something even better. He will protect us and keep us safe on our way there.
Today I couldn’t see how many cars were coming down the road. I didn’t know how long I was going to have to sit there and wait, but of course..I waited. I waited because I knew deep down that my “big break” would eventually come. I knew if I sat there and waited long enough that there would be an opening just for me.
Why isn’t it this easy for me to sit and wait on God? I should believe and trust that God has a specific plan for my life just as much as I knew for a fact that I was going to get a chance to pull out of my driveway today.
God can see how many cars are coming down the road in our lives. He knows exactly how long we are going to be waiting. He sees the full road when we can only see a very small portion of it. He will call us to move when it is safe. He will get us where we need to be right on time.
After all, He has made a road map specific to each our lives. We get to decide if we are going to trust His navigation or if we are going to go our own way.
My plans will Fail, but God’s plans will PREVAIL!