Someone I know very well had planned to visit Berlin to build a network and collaboration at the beginning of 2018 however due to circumstances beyond his control, he couldn’t visit. So he forgot about visiting Berlin, Germany. However, an opportunity arose and he was able to visit Karlsruhe, a forward-thinking, cultured city in Southwestern Germany this December. Karlsruhe is also popularly known for the tower of 18th-century Palace which currently houses the Baden State Museum, with exhibits bridging prehistory to the present. Just like this fellow, your plan this year or in the past might not have worked out the way you planned. The truth is that sometimes our aspirations don’t work out the way we hope or plan. But it’s good to remember that a change of plan is never a surprise to Almighty God. And that a disappointment can be a blessing in disguise. An example is a man named Nate Saint who dreamed of being a military pilot. But a leg infection he suffered as a young child kept him from his dream. He became a missionary pilot to Ecuador instead. Because of this change in plan- which was first disappointing to Nate – many people in Ecuador got to hear about Jesus. You may not have achieved your plan however God’s plan for you is still good and full of hope. Even though there may be a change of plan, we can be sure that we will fulfill our purpose as long as we allow God, who knows the future to provide our daily agenda and to guide us.
“For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Scripture