Last night while watching an episode of Private Practice, one of the characters said “We make plans and God laughs.” My immediate thought was “Ha…isn’ that true.”
I used to think that by this age, I would have everything all figured out, you know…all my ducks in a row, ready to take on my life, whatever may come my way. I guess God had a different plan for me though.
They say, and I still haven’t figured out who they are, but they say that our lives are planned for us, even before we are born. Each person born has a purpose on this earth, their legacy to pass on to others born. I’ve often wondered what my purpose is, or even the purpose of the events that have happened to me in my lifetime. I know that with everything that has happened, there is always a lesson for me to learn, but sometimes I wonder…how many lessons can one person possibly learn?
That’s when it dawned on me. Until I have learned the lesson that I’m supposed to learn, obstacles will continue to be put infront of me. It’s all part of God’s plan for me. I can’t mess with that plan, I have no idea what is in store for me, but it took me a long time to figure out that where I am is where I’m supposed to be. I will always continue to try to improve my situation, but isn’t that all part of the lesson, all part of the plan?
Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived with obstacles, lessons and plans that are meant to be uncovered. You’ll know when you’re on the right track to your plan…you’ll have that gut feeling…you’ll just be in the right place at the right time and when it happens you’ll have the courage to be who you are.
I know that I am where I’m supposed to be and I’m learning what I have to learn to be the person that I want to be, that I’m meant to be. I still haven’t quite figured it all out, but when the time is right I’ll know.