When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned – Aha Moment #1

Aha Moment n.

A moment of sudden insight or discovery

About a year and a half ago, I graduated from college (Go Knights!). On my graduation cap, I wrote a little saying that you might have heard of before: “The Best is Yet To Come”. I thought it would best fit the direction I saw my life heading in. I was expectant and hopeful as I was about to be pushed out into the real world and I assumed it could only go up from there.

WELLLL, it didn’t go as expected. What happens when things don’t turn out the way you thought they were going to go? That job you thought you wanted so bad, actuallyyy kind of sucks. The guy you thought you would spend the rest of your life with is now spending his life with someone else. The friend you thought you could never live without, is no longer in your life. You keep failing at your dreams or you’ve stopped dreaming all together and those 5 words start making you question everything. Is the best really going to come? Because it feels like in the last year and a half, I’ve gone through more struggle and internal obstacles than I’ve ever had. And from what I’ve been told, this isn’t even as bad as get LOL. I say LOL because sometimes it’s just so that all you can do is laugh. Has anyone been at that place before?

SO life isn’t working out the way I thought it would. I’m going through some things, worrying A TON, not trusting God, the whole shebang. So like a good Christian, I thought I would read my Bible to see if I could get any revelation to give me peace. I started reading 2 Samuel 7 and it’s about King David as he’s talking to the prophet Nathan.

God gave him a glimpse of his future and King David started to thank God not only for where he was now but for what was coming. So I’m thinking, of course King David can be so positive he knows what’s coming LOL. If I knew the good things coming into my life, I could be positive too! But that’s not where this is going. Here’s the part that stuck out to me:

But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming

2 Samuel 7:19 (MSG)

This is the sentence that made me remember that the best is yet to come. At this point, I had honestly forgotten all about that little phrase that I put on my cap. I had forgotten how it felt to write that little sentence that meant so much to me at the time. That was expectant Makeda who wrote that. So I think the point in all of this is that whether or not we have a glimpse of our future, the best is always yet to come. God, always wants the best for us. Those dreams and visions didn’t get there by chance or by accident, he placed them there. He gave them to us. So when you’re going through a hard time and things aren’t going as planned, remember that there are bigger things at work that sometimes we can’t see. Those detours are only layers in our lives that help us build the character we need to achieve the dreams and visions our hearts so desire. It’s remembering that it’s not about us, but about the Kingdom.

One of my really good friends told me,

“Life isn’t going to go as you expect it. You have to be able to adapt to the curve balls it throws at you. You’ve got to go with the flow”

So this my friends, is my adulting/aha moment numero uno: Life isn’t going to go as planned, but in the craziness of it all, be patient, be expectant, and remember that the best is yet to come.

-M

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