Tuesday, October 24, 2006

IOW---The Me I Planned

"Has someone seen the life I planned?
It seems it's been misplaced
I've looked in every corner
It's lost without a trace..."
~ Beth Moore~
From the poem: "The Life I Planned "

The Me I Planned...
..was to be a corporate attorney in media relations until my media classes soured that plan
..was then to be a Math teacher until student teaching proved classroom management only frustrated me
..used volunteer work in a children's shelter to make a resume' look better

The Me I planned was unmarried...never married...and working full-time in Single's Ministry.

The Me I planned adopted special needs kids.

But God said,
"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." Jeremiah 29:11

And I said, "I want the Life you want for me, Lord."

And God said,
"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

The Me God Planned...
..used volunteer work to awaken a call to ministry to the needy
..was a seminary trained social worker combining His Word with practical help
..was a teacher of social workers, teaching how to interpret and apply the laws on child welfare.

The Me God Planned...
..was to marry the wonderful Christian man that He had prepared for me who would partner with me for a time in Sintle Adult Ministry and would give me the freedom to pursue my gifts.

The Me God Planned...
..had a long wait and disappointments before having two beautiful daughters

The Me God Planned...
..home educates those daughters without the class room frustration.
..teaches adult women, both married and single, His Word.

My desires: ministry, children, teaching, law
His delight: ME!

The Me God Planned took all my desires and packaged them better than I could have ever imagined and presented them to me. And, as I delight in the Me He Planned, He is delighted and honoured and glorified.

I am so glad He helped me misplace the Me I had planned.


Anonymous said...

very inspiring and beautifully written :) you will see that the YOU God has planned still has a lot of similarities to the YOU that you had planned - only He has used you in an even greater way.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post!

Ame said...

wow - i love the way you wrote this! it must be amazing for you to sit back and look at it so vividly written out! what a beautiful life God has given you!!!

Margaret said...

What a wonderful life and good for you for LISTENING to what God has planned for you.

Amydeanne said...

awww I love how you wrote this! It's so true! God delights in us b/c we are reflections of his image! Thank God he take loves us the way he does!

Trish said...

I loved that. Perfect take on the qoute.

Heather said...

This is gret. I love that the plan He has delights so much more than what we could plan.

Tina said...

Wow, I have chills. What a thought provoking post. I, for one, love the YOU God planned. You are amazing.

Camy Tang said...

That is so wonderful how God tweaked your desires to do wonderful things for Him in ways you never imagined!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome story. He does so know what's best for us, doesn't He? Thanks so much for sharing!

Darlene said...

This verse comes to me so often in prayer, "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

I'm glad that you posted it, it's a good reminder each time we settle in to hand God our lists of requests.

Grafted Branch said...

Beautiful! Isn't He so good? Not only in what He does, but in the magnificent way He alone is able to implant His desires for you, inside you, so that they will be your's too.

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing! It's a good reminder of how important it is to listen to God and all the wonderful things he has for us.