Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life Doesn't Always Turn Out the Way we Expect...

... Thank God!

Disappointment is tough. Sometimes it is hard to understand why things don't work out the way we want them to.

As a Christian this can be especially challenging, and can even lead to questioning one's faith.

However, I was reading from my book of devotions a few days ago, and the mini-message at the end of the passage read: Sometimes getting what you want can be the worst outcome. 

This really spoke to me.

When I was in University, I wanted to be a Residence Don for second year. And I wanted it so badly! I thought about it all the time, went to the information sessions, talked to my own Don about it, and worked on my application for hours.

When I didn't get a second interview, I was devastated. I didn't understand why.

I am now so thankful that I wasn't a Don! I would never have moved into the apartment that I lived in for three years, and probably wouldn't have become so involved with LSFL.

Another disappointment was the interview that I had in March for a teaching position at a school in Oakville. I really felt that God was leading me to that school, and again, didn't understand why I didn't get hired. Although I was thankful to get the interview, I couldn't help feeling sad.

I'm sure that position would have been great, but God had another plan for me! I love my grade fours and would not trade this year for anything.

Although it is sometimes hard to give up control, I know that God has a bigger and better plan for my life than I could come up with on my own.

My life hasn't turned out the way I expected it to, and I am so thankful for that. I love my life, and can't wait to see what the future holds!

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