When life doesn't go as planned
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When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

When life doesn't go as planned

What happens when life doesn’t go as planned?

Life doesn’t always go as planned. I guess that’s why it is life. You don’t always decide everything that happens to you, but you can always choose how you respond to life.

We always have a plan and it doesn’t have to be well structured and put together. Everybody has a plan. Even if you don’t want to do anything, you are automatically planning or have planned not to do anything.

We’ve all had our own fair share from life. I mean, life just has a way of serving each and everyone from its own pot.

For many people, it could be that they have difficulty in gaining admission into the university or they graduated from the university with a grade that didn’t match their intellectual capability. It could be that they have a delayed marriage. While for others, it could be that they have delay with bearing children or they are down with a terminal sickness. You name it, the list is endless.

Let’s take a look at Charles, a young guy who started out early, finished high school at 14 and planned on graduating from the University at 18 gets to be delayed in school for another 2 years before graduating? Messed up plans, right?

Almost every young lady has the plan of getting married at most 25 years, have at least 2 kids before they turn 30, but now, they are already 28 years with no “serious” relationship. I guessed life served them their own portion, right?

When our plans fail

“We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it” – Proverbs 16:9

It is great to have a plan but know that there’s Someone who has got the master plan. We can only make plans for our lives with the level of light that we have about our lives which is always limited but the One who has the all seeing eyes, knowing our end even from our very beginning always has our best interest at heart.

There was Joseph in Scriptures who his brothers sold into slavery when he was still a teenager because they felt their father loved him more than they, and that his dreams were too audacious. Fast-forward to when Joseph’s dream came through, his brothers started begging him and his interpretation of the whole situation is where the message lies.

“You meant it for evil against me, but God meant it good for me”. This is such a profound statement.

How do you see life’s challenges? How do you interpret situations that happen to you? Do they just happen to you or they happen for you, just like Joseph interpreted? Are you just reacting to situations instead of responding to them?

If you are a child of God, you should understand that “every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good”, every single detail.

So, when live throws you lemon from any angle, make lemonade out of it, yeah?


I’m rooting for you,

You have all my love.

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4 thoughts on “When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

  1. You’re not the only one living life which is why when you plan, you need to give room for ‘restructuring’. So when alterations come, they don’t take you by surprise.
    In all Christian, God is making all things work for your good. And in all human, all things are subject to God’s will whether you believe it or not, it doesn’t change the Truth.

    1. In this comment is deep insight!

      Give room for restructuring, because life happens believing that all things work together for good to them that love God.

      Thank you so much for sharing with us, Osaromogore.

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