Friday, April 25, 2008

Making Plans

Posted by dangkin at 8:28 PM
Are you one of those who plans your life ahead? I mean, planning on what you want your life to be 5 or 10 years from now... or when you get 50 years old...or when you have your first grandchild...or a year or 2 after you become a senior citizen?

If everything did not happen the way you want it to be, there are reasons... And they are usually sensible! Of course! Just read on...

Some things are beyond planning.
And life doesn't always turn out as planned.

You don't plan for a broken heart.
You don't plan for a failed Business venture.
You don't plan for an adulterous husband.
You don't plan for an autistic child.
You don't plan for spinsterhood.
You don't plan for a lump in your breast.

You plan to climb the corporate Ladder.
You plan to be rich and powerful.
You plan to be acclaimed and successful.
You plan to fall in love - and be loved forever.

You don't plan to be sad.
You don't plan to be hurt.
You don't plan to be broke.
You don't plan to be betrayed.
You don't plan to be alone in the world.
You plan to be happy.
You don't plan to be shattered.

Sometimes if you work hard enough, you can get what you want.
But most times, what you want and what you get are two different things.

We, mortals, plan but so does God in the heavens.
Sometimes, it is difficult to understand God's plans–especially when His plans are not in consonance with ours. Often, when God sends us crisis, we turn to Him in anger.

True, we cannot choose the cross that God wishes us to carry but we can carry that cross with courage knowing that God will never abandon us nor send something we cannot cope with.

Sometimes, God breaks our spirit to save our soul.
Sometimes, He breaks our heart to make us whole.
Sometimes, God sends us pain so we can be stronger.
Sometimes, God sends us failure so we can be humble.

Sometimes God sends us illness
so we can take better care of ourselves.
Sometimes, God takes everything away from us
so we can learn the value of everything He gave us.

Make plans but understand that we live by God's grace.

--Just what I need! And you?



sunshineforlife said...

i love this writing! very timely for every people in this world. i thought of reposting if you agree. :)

jump in here from WS.

hapy Monday!


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