Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Who’s Plan?

Lately, I have been in a process of growth. This growth is mainly in the form of just becoming more of an adult. I am in the process of switching from my current job as a cardiac medical/surgical nurse to an intensive care cardiac nurse. This has been one of my goals for the past six months and it has finally come to fruition. COVID definitely hindered my progress to said promotion. As of now, I have been able to apply and have just recently interviewed at Swedish’s cardiac ICU. I have been also in the process of buying my first home! That in itself has been extremely stressful due to how competitive the housing market is here in Colorado. Throughout all of the homes that I have seen and have placed offers on, they have either been not the best homes or my offers have been beat by extraordinary amounts. Though I have been patient, I still get frustrated and stressed over how difficult it is to be disappointed day after day. I had a moment of realization with my mother as she said that perhaps that what is happening now isn’t part of God’s plan. I have been so preoccupied with my freshly adult life that I have forgotten how to respond to being disappointed. It all comes down to the path that God has laid out for us as a whole. Just because life isn’t treating you the way that you’d expect it to, doesn’t mean that there isn’t a bigger picture behind it. Instead of walking by sight, we need to be walking by faith.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11.

God has mapped our destinies out. We may never know the answers of reasons why in God’s work, but we need to follow and believe that his plan is just. We believe that God’s plan must be good and we trust him. We never think to seek God’s plan until our plan doesn’t happen the way we envision it. Who knows, maybe the jobs that we apply for fall through and the homes we want to buy are sold for much higher offers. For reasons we cannot even comprehend, God has mapped it out to the point that it wasn’t meant to be for us because we were needed elsewhere. “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” Proverbs 19:21. So next time we get stuck in traffic or have big plans that fall through, instead of being disappointed in yourself or in God, be grateful that it is meant for a bigger reason. 

Davis Benedict