Plan B

Proverbs 19:21
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (NIV)

Today’s Thought
When I was in public school I had a “Plan A” for my life. Okay, maybe I didn’t call it “Plan A,” but that’s what it was: Playing in the NHL!

I was pretty good… but not that good. By high school I realized that my slap shot wasn’t setting the world on fire.

So on to Plan B.

My small-town Ontario hockey dreams are a light-hearted example. But I think it’s something we can all relate to on a bigger scale. Life doesn’t always turn out as we expect.

So many of us subconsciously plan on our Plan As coming true that we kind of flop around like disillusioned fish out-of-water when they don’t.

That’s why I’m starting a new series of messages on Sunday called “Plan B – What to expect from God when things don’t go as expected.” And I’m hoping you can help me out with something.

If you want to contribute, tell me how you’d answer this question: “I never expected…”

Maybe it’s something to do with your health or family or friends or spouse or kids or faith or career or dreams…

I won’t use names, but will share some of your responses to kick-off the series. Feel free to send an email, message or comment.

Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Part of the reason I love that verse is because it highlights the contrast between what we want to do and what God will do.

So if you can spare a moment, help me out and answer this: “I never expected…”

There’s an old saying for travelers that the headlights of a car only shine fifteen feet—but those fifteen feet will guide you all the way home.

In life, we think we need to know every twist and turn in the road. But really, all we need to do is trust the Light which illuminates the way…

By Matthew Ruttan

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