This past week has been a week of reflection for me. How did I get to this point where I am? Once upon a time I was in junior high school and I can remember saying to myself I don’t think I would ever graduate high school, my little brain felt it was a really long time and I would be Dead before graduation. All of the Disappointments I faced, the tears ( most nights I would cry myself to sleep), the challenges, the frustrations, those days I prayed my heart out, the illnesses that almost took my life more than once, the shame, Ridicule, friends that walked away, the failures, the mistakes I made, people who exploited me…. It has really been a journey.
Regardless of how sad my journey sounds I have had really beautiful days and I have come to learn that all of the pain I had to go through did not happen by chance, non of them was ever a mistake because through it all God was always with me and he had a plan for me.
There is no mistake in God
There is no coincidence in God
There is no disappointment in God
People don’t come into our lives by chance or mistake… God has a plan.
People don’t leave our lives by mistake… God has a plan.
You did not get laid off your job by mistake ( I know this one sounds annoying) trust me God has a plan.
You weren’t born into that home by mistake…God has a plan.
Whatever the issue is that you are dealing with I want you to know God has a plan for you, He has had that plan from the very beginning before you were conceived
I will be graduating medical school roughly two months from now, I never thought in my wildest dream that I would leave the shores of Nigeria, I didn’t even look like one of those kids who had the potential to study abroad, little did I know God was setting me up for something big. This is no coincidence, this is no mistake. I certainly bless God for those things which I thought in my little mind were “disappointments” because they led me to where I am today.
Isaiah 43:1-2 ( TLB VERSION)
But now the Lord who created you, O Israel, says: Don’t be afraid, for I have ransomed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you.
One of the reasons why I love this scripture is knowing God is fully aware of the storm you are going through, nothing ever catches Him by surprise and He is saying I will be with you even in that storm, He is saying we are in this together and there is no way I am going to let you drown or be overwhelmed because you are mine and I have a plan for you.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Be still, God has a plan for you !!!
Have a blessed week ahead