We didn’t plan life to be like this. We aren’t living “the dream.” We aren’t where we thought we’d be 10 years ago. Loved ones got sick. Lost jobs. Passed away. Things didn’t turn out the way they were supposed to.
And that’s when you realize, you aren’t living your life. In fact, your life isn’t even your own. After all, you don’t own it. You can’t control it. You can barely even plan your schedule for next week. Why? Because it’s not yours. It’s God’s!
God has everything in your life all planned out, in the proper order, at the proper time. And his dreams don’t get dashed to pieces by unforeseen circumstances or other people’s whims.
God’s dreams always come true, and his dream for your life is that you’d glorify him through thick and thin. And some day, when your life is done, he will proudly welcome you home, as his beloved child.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” ~ James 1:12