I can quote scripture after scripture, after scripture. After all I am the daughter of, not one, but two Pentecostal ministers. But quoting them doesn't always mean they hold any value for you. In my late 20's, I was coming out of a string of tumultuous relationships that had really rocked me to my core. My early 30's weren't looking much better and I was very upset with the route my personal life had taken. I was upset because things were not going according to my plan and that really angered me.
Around this time Pinterest launched, and one of my first boards was a board of quotes. One day I came across a quote of Jeremiah 29:11. I wish I had pinned it, but I didn't. However, the scripture stuck with me.
What I realized was, my plan is not always His plan. I needed to let go of what I clung to as my future to allow for Him to work His will into my life. Simple as that. Now at 40, I understand the things I sometimes want in life I may have to wait for. Or sometimes, not get them at all. The beauty in it all is He always provides me with something greater and better when I trust Him.
Because of my love for this scripture, I have hand stamped it in various forms on the jewelry I create. On a multi charm bangle:
on a cuff bracelet:
and on key chains that are sold at vendor shows only. I also had the scripture laser engraved on a ring with my wedding date engraved on the inside. Another reminder of how my plan was not God's plan. My plan failed and His plan gave me the love of my life, my best friend and soul mate.
In the simplest terms, this Pinterest pin says it best.
Always, Trust God's Plan, even when it seems as though it is not going in your favor. He rewards those who have faith and trust in Him.