Sunday, June 28, 2009
This back fence once lined up perfectly with the side fence. Until the storms came. And then, it started moving down a new course. One that wasn't planned and looks a bit awkward.
Looking at this fence, I'm reminded of the plans I had for my life. Plans that I thought lined up perfectly with God's will. My plans didn't include any storms or any derailments. Just a straight line, a "normal" progression.
But in God's grace, He has chosen His own path for me. A path that has always been His plan A for my life, even when I've considered it to be plan B. A plan that is building character and teaching lessons that I never knew I needed to learn. A plan that keeps me dependent on Him because I don't know what else to do. A plan that has brought unexpected joy in unexpected ways.
Sometimes the part of me that wants everything to line up "just so" has to let go and just hang out. Right where I am. Even if it looks a little awkward, like the fence. Because maybe that's what He wants others to see. And that it doesn't matter how it looks to me because He's got a plan, and I can rest in that.