Who among us has figured out the plan that God has for our lives from the beginning to the end?
Afterall, I never dreamed in a million years that at this stage of my life, after growing up in the country a great deal of the time in my earlier years and then going off to college to become employed in the medical profession and working as a medical missionary, I would take another turn in the road, one of many, to hand craft as pure as possible, using my nursing background, body care products gathering from nature what God has given us in His creation to keep our skin healthy, shiny and moisturized. Maybe God was looking for a vessel to put to use what He has given us for His glory?
I guess I could say, looking back now, I took the long way around to get back to the basics of God’s creation in the country and where I belonged. Or the winding route I took had a later purpose in God’s plan for my life? If someone had told me back then this is what I was suppose to do, I would never had thought it so. I had other plans.
A near death experience changes everything. But our Lord knew beforehand all about that too. None of us can figure out God no matter how hard you try. Perhaps our Lord was also showing me that Romans 8:28 from His Word is true if I’d just be patient and wait for Him to show me more. God is not limited or bound by time because He is eternal; His timing is not our timing.
It never ceases to amaze me as I look back upon my life the paths I have taken were no accident or coincidence, and while at the time I never saw the plan God had for my life, like the Captain of the Ship He is, His hand was steering me in the direction that lead me on a path where He knew I belonged all the time at this stage in my life.
That’s where I’m at today. Trusting in our Lord’s promises in Thy Word for the plan God has for my life.
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle
and the herb for the service of man:
that he may bring food out of the earth;
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,
and oil to make his face to shine… Psalm 104:14-15