Plans are a funny thing. Not sure if your like me but they are forever changing. Friends, family, life, we are constantly having to make adjustments and pivots from plans we set. When plans go astray and adjustments have to be made maybe you can adjust very well. Maybe you are a go with the flow type of person. Or maybe you actually have a color coated planner (you open and use) and even the thought of it not going according to plan is stressing you out right now. What do you do when God pivots your path? When you are just following, listening, and obeying, but everything shifts. Read this scripture below, where Elijah the prophet had to make some pivots in his journey.
1 Kings 17:2-17 2 And the word of the Lord came to him: 3 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 7 And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
This scripture speaks so much to our life. So many times I set my self up for let downs and discouragements due to the fact that things did not go according to “plan”. And I mean my plan not Gods plan. He is never failing in His ways. I have been here to many times when I am obeying that still small voice, and I think it should go one way but then it goes a completely polar opposite kind of way and then I am left feeling like I did not hear God. Or I messed up and got lost along the way.
Today I want to remind you of something that is nothing new and you probably have heard a thousand times. Things are not always going to go according to your plan. Yes, I know not what you wanted to hear. But look at Elijah, the Lord commanded Him leave from what you are doing, go to a river, and you will be feed by the birds. Then when he obeyed, the water dried up, plot twist. He had to continue to adjust and change direction. That is life. Second life altering truth for you to remember today. God is for you and ever single pivot WILL work out for your good.
To many times we allow ourselves to get bitter and get anger at God. Or we allow ourselves to get discouraged and give up all together. Let us stop being discontent on the path we find ourselves. I want to challenge you to pray and ask God for a willing heart today. Willing to change course if that is what He is calling you to do. A willing heart to follow Him even when you can not see your next step, or to follow Him through the hard or tight spaces we find ourselves in. It is not always easy but it is always worth it.
I pray for strength and courage for each one of you today. The strength to continue the path set before you even when it looks like the brook is drying up and the way is uncertain. God is for you and with you, you CAN do it. Love you!