Tuesday was an ordinary business day like any other. I started my morning early in devotions, had business calls to make and appointments to go on. My last appointment of the day was with the owner of the company I work for. It’s a small company – she, the owner; me, the regional manager; a couple other part time helpers.

It’s an amazing business – I love the product. It has a great purpose; I believe in it and it shows through where God has allowed me to take it in the short 7 months I’ve worked there.

I never would have guessed that a day and a half after this meeting, I would be packing up the entire company and sending it off and be calling it a day. Never.

But God has a different plan than mine.


As I write this, I am uncertain as to what that plan is. I have no idea what tomorrow or next week will bring. I am aware we have personal financial obligations to meet and (on paper) if I don’t have a job, it looks like those obligations are still do-able, but with very little wiggle room. I don’t care to operate that way.

But God has a different plan than mine.

As I write this, I know there is a small voice in my head telling me it doesn’t look good that I worked at a company for only 7 months and now I don’t. In my drinking days, I didn’t care what my resume looked like but in sobriety I’ve tried to make sound decisions with jobs as competition is high.

But God has a different plan than mine.

I know that it is no coincidence that God put me in the middle of this “30 Day Time Tithe”, knowing I would need to be focused on Him for my strength and confidence that He is in control.

Thank God He has a different plan than mine.

And His plan is good. While the unknowing of what’s next can terrify me if I spend too much time thinking about it, I know whatever it is will be amazing. Because He has a plan, and it’s far better than mine.

Ephesians 3:20  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”

2 thoughts on “About…plans”

  1. praying for you guys. We’ve been in a similar situation. I’d say the cliche “God is in control” but you know that. Maybe you can spend some extra time on your devotional in writing it now! 🙂

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