Time changes a lot of things, too many things.
Many people I know have cultivated the habit of planning ahead in order to be sure that they know what they are doing with their lives and are not just living for the sake of it. I understand very well that developing concrete plans for yourself and for your life gives you a sense of security and stability that sometimes also is accompanied by a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Because of this shift in our mindsets, a lot of times we fail to live for the moment and relish in its goodness, while our minds wander off into the unknown future. We forget how to delight in the gift that is the now.
“ “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” ” (Matthew 6: 34)
The thing about the future is that even though people tell you to brace yourself and expect the unexpected, no one really is prepared enough to face the unexpected because it is, after all, unexpected.
God never meant for human beings to be able to predict the future, that is, unless He chooses to reveal the future to us through dreams or visions or His words from the Bible. He wants us to make the most of our present day while we still can.
“… for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” (Ecclesiastes 3: 17)
We can plan as much as we want, but if God never willed for the plans to work out, they will not. God has already planned every stage of our lives out for us even before we were born, and His plan is the only plan we should follow.
Perhaps we are not able to see what God wants for us, and wind up blaming God for the various situations that we find ourselves constantly stuck in. But know that no matter what God does, at the end of the day, things will come around.
Put your faith and trust in what God wants for you because even though He will put you through trials and tests, He wants to see you emerge victorious.
Have a good week ahead. May the Lord guide us and keep us.