If you are like me, you came into adulthood with all kinds of plans for your life. Mine included marriage, children, ministry, owning a home and financial security. Over the years, some of those plans have fallen by the wayside and we’ve been on a journey of picking up the pieces and learning to embrace so much change.
When I Googled the word revise looking for an image to use for this post, I found a lot of quotes about change. While I believe “change” and “revise” are similar words, they do in fact have very different meanings.
The definition of change is “to make or become different”. When I met Christ, I changed. I gave up partying, impure thoughts, impure acts and lots of other things. I am not the person I was before I met Christ. His Spirit lives in me and I have been changed because of His love for me.
The definition of revise is “to reconsider and alter (something) in the light of further evidence”. This one really hit me. You see, even though God knows the end from the beginning and every detail of our life is already known to Him, we must be a willing participant in allowing Him to make revisions as necessary to the plan. Our lives may be heading down one road, but in light of circumstances or evidence uncovered, God may revise those plans according to His will.
I haven’t always embraced life-altering circumstances with an open hand. I had certain plans for my life, especially as it related to ministry and the church and when things didn’t go according to my plan, I allowed myself to become hurt, closed off and uncaring. I’m still working through it, and because of this, God is not quite done revising this part of my life. I do believe He has a grand plan, but I have to be a willing participant to see it come to pass.God has a plan for my life, but I must be a willing participant in order to see it come to pass. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet
God always gets it right the first time. He doesn’t have to keep revising His plan for our lives until He gets it right. But I do believe we must give Him permission to continue to mold us and shape us, as well as surrendering to the different paths our lives will take.
God is still writing our story. There may be one more edit, or several more, but we can rest assured that He knows the end from the beginning even now. Will you trust Him to bring your story through to completion?Will you trust God to bring your story through to completion? #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet
This is day 24 of my series on 31 Peeks into the Beauty of God. I am sharing mostly on Instagram, except for Mondays when I share here for the link up. I would love to have you join me at @barbieswihart.
And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.
681. An organized desk at work.
682. “Make Up” flowers from the husband.
683. Free movie ticket vouchers.
684. His love has no end.
685. Dinner and a movie with a friend.
686. Donating homeschool materials to family friends.
687. He calls me beautiful.
688. Friends who send prayer and caring texts throughout the day.
689. The power in the Name of Jesus.
690. The smell of a rose.
The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!
It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
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