My mind has been muddled.
I went to a remarkable conference this weekend, and as powerful as the words of the five speakers were, it left me incredibly perplexed.
I am a Type A, big fan of control, super scheduley-planner gal.
What if, in the middle of your big master plan for your life, you were asked to do something different? Or asked to be willing to do something different? Or to be willing to not know what was going to come?
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if you’d selected Door Number 1 over Door Number 4?
Do you feel incredibly gifted at something you’re not really using much right now?
Did you ever think you would be great at five careers – maybe a doctor AND a party planner AND a therapist AND a President AND a hair stylist?
So I’ve wondered that too. Not those particular professions exactly but this internal struggle that I want to build water wells in Africa and serve as a corporate executive and write six books.
What if God planned to use all of that? What if He already has a way to work all of those gifts and talents and desires into concert with each other? To weave it all together?
One of my dearest friends left me this message in response to my commentary on this weekend and how confused I was about a number of things:
I just know, and it boggles my mind, but I know that God can weave all of that together. I can not imagine how, but I know He can.
Romans 8:28: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.
Philippians 3:12: Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.