Jeremiah 29:11 (Amplied)
“‘For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
You know when you are reading and you cannot wait to turn the page to see what’s coming or you finish it and you are kind of sad to see if end. Then there’s the book where you thought it was gonna be amazing and not so much. Turns out it’s nothing like you expected. I don’t read, but this is what people tell me it’s like. Ha! You see where I’m going with this though. It’s totally life isn’t it? There are chapters in our lives where we would do them over and over again cause they were so beautiful and wonderful. You couldn’t wait to see what the next adventure was. Then you are sad to see it go when it’s time to turn the page or end the chapter. Let’s compare it to when I first got married. So great and wonderful, making plans then BAM, 3 weeks after we get married, I get pregnant, ON BIRTH CONTROL! Not the chapter I was planning on reading or flipping my page too. Needless to say, I emotional ate during that pregnancy like I’d never seen food before, BUT, now I have 4 amazing kids and I wouldn’t experience complete fulfillment without them. Now, if I could’ve had a say in when they were gonna start popping out, that would’ve been lovely, but that’s not how God has written our books.
He has his own plan, his own desires for each of us which is 100 times better than we could ever imagine. The hard part is the questioning of some of these chapters He decides to write. Yet, when I think of a book, you have some chapters that you fly through in excited and then there are some that you are picking your nose while reading it so you can stay awake. In the end, you need all those chapters in order for the book to be complete. We need all of our chapters in our life to make us whole, to make us who we desire to be and who Christ desires for us to be. Do you remember those books back in the day that you could pick your ending? Now, how lovely would that be. Ok God, I chose ending B. Truth be told though? I don’t trust myself to pick an ending or even the next sentence in my life. Although there are pieces to each book that you’d rather not ever see again, they are important. Sometimes they are the turning point that brings everything together.
You are allowed to go to Him and ask Him, what the heck are you doing? You are allowed to go to him and say, I’m not a big fan of where my book is at right now. He wants you too because His desire is to show you how amazing you are in Him through what He’s doing in your life. He loves that you will be blown away by your ending. Trust the author. It’s crazy but He knows what He’s doing.
‘Embrace uncertainty, some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have titles until much later.’