Never Second Best

So I realize that I haven't written on here in a hot second... or two.... It's been a busy summer and hopefully I'll find time to give a quick wrap up of what that looked like, but I had something on my mind first.  

Within the past year I've been going down a certain path with a focus on a singular goal, that I have yet to accomplish.  And I don't wish to wallow in my lack of this accomplishment, but sometimes I do throw a small pity party for myself. (so sue me)  

I have always thought that this would be a path I would take and never really considered the complicated mess reaching this goal would become. 

Pardon my vagueness, just not ready to share with the world, but what the goal is really isn't the point.  

Today I forced myself to step away from my usual mindless evening tv to have some quiet, personal time.  I have a devotional, a journal and a daily Bible and try to get through at least one of those a day. (certainly not anywhere near everyday does it happen, but an A for effort, right?) 

So tonight in the devotional I was reading there was the following quote:

"With God, it's never "Plan B" or "second best." It's always "Plan A." And, if we let Him, He'll make something beautiful of our lives." - Gloria Gaither

Sometimes I forget that while I may be on the right path, it doesn't mean that my goal is just around the corner.  It may be five or ten or twenty more corners that I have to turn before I reach my goal... Though I certainly hope that it leans more towards the five than the twenty...  But no matter how many corners or how many hurdles appear, they are all a part of the learning and growing process and that this is how God planned it so that I will be prepared when I do reach that goal and appreciate that success just that much more.  

My new goal..... to let Him make something beautiful out of my life.  



Divine Mrs D said...

I was just thinking of that earlier after a less than stellar day at work. Romans 8:28 popped up when I was reading a Bible quote book. It is true. I also like the quote that, "Pray not for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs." I definitely need to pray for that.

Grey McDreamy said...

Even far, far away I can still find ways to feel connected to you. My pastor just started a sermon series last week called "Something Beautiful" and I'm attaching a link so you can listen to it if you'd like. I want you to know that God is doing something beautiful in your life and although you might not know what it is right now, stay strong and keep your faith. I love you!

MnM said...

Thanks for the link! I'll have to check it out! :) Love you!