Today my friend sent me a message telling me that she did not receive a job that she had applied for. She had done everything she could do and tried her best, but she stil didn't get the job. She is waiting to hear back from other places to see where she will get a job.
Both are stories that point back to God. Did you know that God has a plan for us? Can you imagine a time when time didn't even exist? Well God was there. He created time, and He created what would happen in time. Sometimes, we go on voyages or make a plan with the expectation that we will get a certain outcome. For Columbus, he thought he would find India, but found America instead. For my friend, she thought she would receive this job, but she is waiting for now. They both did everything they were supposed to do, but they still did not get the outcome they desired.
Why is that? Because sometimes God has a better plan in store for us. Because God knows everything that has happened, that is happening now, and that will happen, He can see things ahead of what we can plan. That means sometimes He allows "disappointments" in our lives because it accomplishes something more glorifying to Him later on. God wanted Columbus to find America instead of India, and God wanted my friend to not work at this job...all for a purpose.
One of the best ways we can see that is through Jesus Christ. In Genesis 3, we learn that God allowed Adam and Eve to sin, and therefore brought sin into the world. We, as humans, were incapable of escaping our sin. We had no hope. We could do everything God wanted us to do, but we would fail, and we would never be able to save ourselves. It seems like God wasn't granting us what we were working to achieve. However, God had a bigger and better plans and hundreds of years later, God brought Jesus into the world so that Jesus could live a perfect life, die on the cross, conquer death (which is sin) by raising to life, and giving us the grace to be saved from all of our sins. God had a bigger plan than what humans could have expected because God can see all of time.
Think upon your reactions to disappointments in life. Are you looking at just what is happening now or are you trusting that God loves you, wants what's best for you, and has a plan for you?
Until next time,