When Plans Change: Dealing with Disappoinment

06 Apr

I got some news today that changed some plans that I was really looking forward to. Ever had that happen? It can be so disappointing. After doing the oh-so-godly thing of crying and sulking, a certain passage came to mind:

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15)

Our plans are just that… Plans.

Sometimes they come to pass. Sometimes they don’t. We truly don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We don’t even know what the next minute will bring!

So what then? What are we left with? We are left with right now. Isn’t that an empowering thought? We can’t control what happens tomorrow… But we can control how we maximize the time we are given right now.

Sulking over.
Time to make the most of right now.


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One response to “When Plans Change: Dealing with Disappoinment

  1. meinwords

    April 7, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I believe everything happens according to God’s plans. Someday we may find out how and why.


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