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 I Did Not Have One.

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DEVINE PLANS

 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11   The Holy Bible Amplified Version                                                                                                                 

When I was a boy, it seemed as if all the other children had their lives planned out. It was the usual scenario. Get married, have a job, have a house a fancy car and have children. Funny how the majority of them have lived from one disaster to another instead of fulfilling their dreams.     

I did not have one though. 

Oh, there was occupations I wanted to be in, which Jehovah accomplished in unusual ways (which is normal for Him).

Now Jehovah moved me to places and occupations I did not want to go or to do, in fact there was a lot of kicking and screaming on my part. But, in the end, I was obedient and fulfilled His desires with all the gusto I had.                                           

Looking back in life it is funny how everything I wanted to do as a child came to fruition (except one. I have never been married and had a permanent home). More was accomplished through obedience unto Him than could ever have been dreamed of on my own.                                                                

Oh what an amazing God I love and am honoured to serve, even now, in my elder years.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is awaiting us.” — Joseph Campbell

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for blessing me that You have guided my life in a manner in which glorifies You and which is exceedingly rewarding to me. Yes it has been difficult but that is what brought us ever so closer throughout it all. That is the greatest reward in life there could ever possibly be. As well You have steered me away from terrible calamities. I exalt You in Your all wise name. Amen

May you be blessed with the gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of joy. May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share these gifts with others today.

Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

16 thoughts on “ I Did Not Have One.

  1. This was beautiful.
    His ways are higher.

  2. I too have had desires that were not fulfilled by God. I too was often led “kicking and screaming” throughout my life to do things I may not otherwise have done. How different my life would have been had I been left to my own devices. How grateful I am that I was led.

  3. “When I was a boy, it seemed as if all the other children had their lives planned out. It was the usual scenario. Get married, have a job, have a house a fancy car and have children. …

    “I did not have one though.

    “Now Jehovah moved me to places and occupations I did not want to go or to do, in fact there was a lot of kicking and screaming on my part. But, in the end, I was obedient and fulfilled His desires with all the gusto I had.”

    Same here!

  4. Your quote by Joseph Campbell hit home. I’ve made some pretty ambitious plans through the years, but God’s way is best.

  5. There is no doubt God’s moves in mysterious ways.

    Thanks, as always, for your post.

  6. This article really hits close to home. I am 79 years old and have been Christian for 67 years. There have been many times when I wanted something my way etc. But every time I did it my way it was a disaster. My advice is to follow Jesus not lead Him! God bless you!

    • You have a few years on me brother. I have only been following our Heavenly King for forty years. But, it has been enough for both of us to become ever obedient free will servants of the most magnificent King.

      • Even though we may be getting old in our time, I pray our lives can still be used to lead the lost to the Eternal King! Amen!
        1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

      • Those with age have much Godly experience that is important to share with those coming up behind us.

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