Monday, July 9, 2018

Plan B

Life hits hard.  Sometimes it plum doesn't go the way you had planned, the way you dreamed, the way you put every piece together in the unfinished puzzle.  The picture turned out a bit different.  Plan B happens.

I crazy love my plan B story, because my Abba picked up the pen to write it all over my life.  I fought Him hard at first.  I flippin' grabbed the pen out of his hands and tried to keep the original plan in tact.  My frantic scribbles could never compare to the plan my God had for me.  Plan B gloriously happens.

It happened before.  Way back when a mighty King came to reign.  He was plan A for God's chosen.  Saul was the man.  But he blew it.  He disobeyed.  He broke the covenant.  God never forced him to obey.  It was okay, God knew a young man named David.  Plan B doesn't take God by surprise.

David, a stinky shepherd boy, no one would ever think of being chosen. He wasn't God's first choice, he was even better.  He stepped into the kingdom.  He was a man after God's own heart.   Plan B is always beyond.

We all love our plan A, don't we?  The Sauls in our life come in many forms.  Maybe  we blew the plan, life just happened or someone hurt us.  Maybe like me, you fought hard to keep the original plan breathing.  There is such power as we let go, trust God, clinging to His promises when everything seems to be falling apart.  Plan B unfolds when we let go and trust.   

My David was there before I knew I would need him.  He was God's plan B when I didn't realize plan B was even an option.  He is my beyond, living breathing best for our family that defies all reason and highlights God's goodness.  Plan B will take your breath away.

When chaos strikes, when plan A shatters into a million shards, when Saul (insert your own circumstance) gets dethroned in your life.  Trust your Abba.  You are His CHOSEN.  He has a plan for your life, plans to give you a hope and a future.  He can't go back on His promises.  Plan A might be done, but He isn't.  Plan B is greater than anything you can imagine.

"I know what I'm doing.  I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for."  (Jeremiah 29:11 Msg)

It ain't easy when plan A fails.  Trust me,  I get it.  But maybe just maybe we can learn to embrace God's plan B like David.  He fiercely trusted.  He wildly danced.  Unashamed.  Passionately praising.  God had him.  God's got us.  Plan B is worthy of our dance.  


Anonymous said...

I love it, Sarah!!!

Now, if we could all embrace the plan B's in our lives!! Especially me! Letting go is so hard. And sometimes, trusting is even harder!! But I know His plan B will be glorious!!!

Love the joy and hope and encouragement you splash around!!! :)

Unknown said...

Loved it!!!!
Something to ponder: Is Plan B in fact God's Plan A? Maybe what we thought was Plan A was the process God used to grow, mature, and develop us to carry out Plan B - which is really HIS Plan A!!

Anonymous said...

Love you, sweet friend, and the amazing Plan B our precious Jesus has written for you!!

Anonymous said...

God and my 2 best friends have helped me through the roughest times. Right now I feel like that again but I know it’s going to work out..

Anonymous said...

I NEEDED your post, today. I am walking through things I never imagined I would. The pain is so deep, but God is so good.

Tiana Suzuki said...

Soeaking right to my heart!! His plan is always always always better than anything we could imagine