Tuesday, August 28, 2012

He thinks He's funny

I'm convinced that God thinks He's funny.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's entirely possible that He chuckles up there when some of the things that He orchestrates in my life occur.
Especially the events that I am completely not expecting.
And when things align and fall into place and I realize "ohhh so THAT'S why that happened..."

This is all very vague, as it should be because this happens all.the.time.

Take my life at the moment for example.
Had you asked me 4 years ago where I thought I'd be in August 2012 I would have told you searching (and hopefully landing) a position as a high school biology teacher with plans to go on for my masters and become a guidance counselor.
I would have said that I would likely be either in a serious relationship leading to marriage or even perhaps engaged.
Had you asked me if I thought I would ever move to Champaign, IL, I would have laughed.
Had you asked me if I thought I would ever change my major one semester in to Psychology, I would have thought you were crazy.
Had you asked me if I thought I would ever work full-time in Pro-Life ministry, you probably would have gotten a blank stare.

But God has funny, tricky ways.

"You sneaky Mom!"

And what's even more flabbergasting to me is that He's had this plan all along, but He would never force it upon me. Sure, He definitely intervened at times by placing people in my life to influence me in one way or another or even making it so that certain plans I had just didn't work out, but at the end of the day, my fate is up to me.
I get to choose whether or not I want to follow the plan He has laid out for me.
I get to choose if I listen to His call or not.
I get to choose His will over my own.

And so when I'm finally able to look back and laugh because it all makes sense now, I have to think that He also must be laughing. 
Just the fact that I can already see the puzzle pieces beginning to come together makes me hopeful for the future, that perhaps someday I'll understand where He's taking me and why.

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