Isn’t it funny when you make your own plans but God has other ideas and everything changes?
I was supposed to be attending a worship meeting last night but decided to give it a miss. I hadn’t felt well all weekend and it had just started to snow quite heavily. I was glad I’d made the decision to stay at home and prepared for a relaxing evening.
Around 8pm, there was an unsuspected knock at the door. Jon answered and a lady was standing there, shaking and in floods of tears. Her car had broken down outside of our house and she had no charge on her phone. It was still snowing and it was bitter cold, so we invited the lady inside, along with her two Jack Russell dogs. I put her phone on charge and she was able to call the AA (vehicle rescue service). They said that due to the bad weather they wouldn’t be able to get to her until 10:45pm. I put the kettle on and told the lady, who was called Pam, to make herself at home.
God’s plan not mine
Of all the doors that Pam could’ve knocked on, she knocked on ours. I knew there was a reason for this and so I proceeded to tell Pam that I was a Christian and I believed that God had led her to our house. She became tearful and agreed that God was looking after her. We spent the next two and a half hours chatting about life and Jesus. Pam opened up to me about some very difficult times she had been through and I was able to minister to this lovely lady and encourage her that God had a plan for her life and was calling her back into a relationship with Him.
I had planned to spend the evening relaxing but God had other ideas for me. It reminded me of the scripture found in Proverbs 16:9,
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
When we are living a God centred life, we can never be sure of our own plans but should be flexible and willing to accept a move of the Holy Spirit at any moment.
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