God’s Plan is Usually the Weird One
Tell me I’m wrong.
How many times has God’s plan been the obvious one? How many times has it been the one that seemed to have the best starting place?
I’d venture to say, almost never. God’s plans are often the ones that make the least sense to us.
Lessons From A Movie
I recently watched a movie called Bee Season. Honestly, the movie was rather weird. Okay, really weird. But I got one very important message from it.
Whether I was supposed to get this message or not, I did. But I think the writers had something similar to this in mind.
The movie is set around a spelling bee and how a girl goes from school champ to nationals. I won’t give the end of the movie away but I will say that you have to watch the entire thing. The last 5 minutes pulls it all together.
She continuously has to make choices throughout the process. These choices impact her entire family.
In the end, she makes a choice that seems to be the wrong one. In fact, anyone in her situation would have likely made a different one … but we all know that what is right in human eyes is rarely right in God’s eyes.
3 Things We All Need
1. Humility – This choice she makes requires an incredible amount of humility and submission to God’s will. It doesn’t seem right, as I mentioned above, but the events after the choice show that it clearly is.
2. Submission – We oftentimes forget that we need to submit fully to God’s will. I, personally, forget this everyday. It’s hard to stay focused and stay on track with all the distractions in the world, but we are commanded to do so.
3. Connection – Since the man in the movie is Jewish, he believes it’s not common for people to talk with God and Him actually listen. I believe it’s possible for anyone and that we need to talk with Him daily. We must connect to be able to understand God’s will for our lives if we’re going to follow His plan.
One Place I’ve Used These
Three years ago I set out to build a web design agency where I could help businesses get a better online presence. And three years later I’m still about where I started. Not for lack of effort but I’m just questioning whether it’s in the plans for me or not.
Sometimes the things we set out to do work out, sometimes not. But I’ve learned a lot in the process about how to trust and when it’s time to try something new. So that’s what has brought me here today, writing.
I’ve got a message to share and it’s taken some humility to step back and say, “It’s time to change something.” It’s taken submission to realize I don’t have all the answers or the best ones. And it’s taken connection to recognize when and what is being spoken into my heart.
All these things must work in tandem in each of our lives or we will never be able to flex and flow with the plans we’re to follow.
But take note, I don’t have it all figured out. I’m just beginning this journey and the further I get, the farther I realize there is to go.
The Ultimate Weird Choice
I’m not sure why God’s plan is usually clouded. You would think that with all the light that comes from Him, it would be clear which way we are to go.
That simply is not the case.
But we have to understand that we usually will not see the whole picture. It’s important for us to look, but we can’t get discouraged when the entire path isn’t laid out before us.
The one thing we can be sure of is that God’s plan is the most fulfilling one.
Have you ever found God’s plan to be the one that made the least sense to you?
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