I read a very inspiring post this morning from Father Luke Long’s blog–Reflections and Ruminations–the post’s title was “Letting Our Stories Be Changed.” He wonderfully wrote about the human inclination to be upset with God when things in life do not go according to our plans. We look at happy and successful people and want to have nothing less than what they are having. When we don’t get exactly what we desire, we go to God with furrowed eyebrows and heavy hearts lamenting about why we cannot have what we want–what we prayed for. We do not consider that we should probably allow God to write our story, he’s pretty good at that after all.
Often, we are unable to realize that the tweaks that God makes in our lives are what will make it more beautiful. As it says in one of my favorite Bible verse, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) God knows the way to make our lives beautiful, so allow God to write our story as he sees fit.
I know that it is hard to see and understand where God is guiding us at times, but know that he has the best plans for us–plans that are way better than the ones we have made for ourselves.