When Your Plans Fall Apart

Everyone makes plans, maybe you have mapped out your plan with steps toward it and a general time when you will arrive at the goal or maybe you have had a lifelong dream to achieve something that you think could be the right direction for you, then as you go along you don’t see progress towards that dream. You wait, you try, you pray, but to no avail that dream, that vision- just isn’t going the way you thought it would and now you are left with- what do I do and where do I go from here?

I’ve had two large dreams fall apart so far in my life, the first one I ran after with a vengeance, I loved the whole process of moving towards the dream, many of the people around me could see that it was only a dream not a reality. It was consuming me as I worked, breathed it in, it was my food and it came crashing down on me in a day’s time. I loved it, it took me away from my family and time with them as I was striving for a dream that now was gone, no turning back or even trying again. It was clear the door was shut, it took me a very long time to recover.

The second dream was similar except that I felt God was calling me to it and worked on it for a very long time, studying, praying, hoping a door would open but the difference was that this time I relied on God’s leading to bring me to it. I could not except that what He was leading me to was very different journey than my mapping out had hoped for, believe me I tried and tried to go in the direction that I thought would get me there, there again, I found myself delusional to think that I was achieving anything great. That was the problem, “I was achieving” I was counting on my success to fulfill what God’s plan was for me, He is so gentle and patient, He waited for me to come to an understanding.

God had given me a different direction to go in and it was hard for me to except that.
But you see God did something in both dreams, He gave me an opportunity to see truth in what I was striving to do.
Was I really suppose to be consumed by a dream?
Was I to see what would happen if I did achieve it?
What would I have been a slave to and what was I a slave to for so long?
Did I take my eyes off God and look at the dream not Him?

Hey-I’m not saying to give up your dreams, because if you have them and you feel led to follow it, go for it-what I am saying is, have a dream, map it out and let God direct your path, if it’s not going the way you wanted or right for you He will guide you to what is, maybe it won’t be exactly what you wanted- but MUCH BETTER!
Why do I say that?
To those who believe in Jesus he does not throw crumbs, He gives the bread of life, He leads you to fresh water which is so much more satisfying to the soul than anything you can achieve here on earth!

Make your plans and see what God is going to do with them, pray for them, don’t give up, something is coming and it could take a while but you will see how much He loves you just by preventing you from things that are wrong for your life and others around you.

Proverbs 16:9
In their hearts humans plan their course

but the lord establishes

their steps

Shalom,
Nancy
The Christian Writer

Published by Nancy Sabato

Producer of The Call with Nancy Sabato an interview program with people who are called to serve God, stories of redemption, overcoming sin, depression, disease, and addiction, and stories of miracles and life-changing stories to an audience seeking the truth, found only in Jesus Christ. Weekly segments include Bible Teachers that bring truth and wisdom to the audience. Many Christian encouraging speakers are invited to share ways to be energized and hopeful in your faith journey. Previous guests include Stormie O Martian, June Hunt, Sharon Jaynes, Carol McLeod, Mary Southerland, and many more. "Encouraging and lifting you to know Christ."

4 thoughts on “When Your Plans Fall Apart

  1. Good post, thank you.

    I like the concept that we are to keep moving. Very true. It is easier to steer a moving ship than a stopped one. If we are perpetually waiting for the signal from God to move we won’t go. He waits for us to engage our free will in following Him before He gives us direction. Think of Abraham. God gave him a vague lead to get moving and as Abraham moved God clarified what the lead looked like. I love the fact that God never gives us the whole picture but just enough to keep following Him. As we work together it is a beautiful dance between us and God as we follow His lead.

    Blessings,
    Homer Les
    http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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  2. When a dream falls apart, it is a ripping, tearing, destructive feeling inside. Yet sometimes, not always, but sometimes, that’s when the bigger purpose, the grander vision, the bigger dream begins to shine. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12

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    1. Yes Jeff, when you get through mourning the dream you strived for, only then can you feel complete freedom and wait for God to work out His plan. The tighter we hold onto the dream the less He has room to work!

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