God's Plan vs. my plan

Today blog is an excerpt from my devotional entitled (Love Inspired Truth-Practical Christian Living)

1 Samuel 9: 1-27

Verse 21: Saul answered, "But am I, not Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such things to me?"

Life interrupted. Has this ever happened to you? The car breaking down on the side of the road after it has just been serviced. The sudden loss of a family member or close friend, the loss of a job after years of service with no pension, and the possibility of losing everything you have worked so hard for. How about the other side of the coin? The lotto ticket you purchased on a whim won. Suddenly the promotion you thought was lost was given to you. Love finds you unexpectedly, which are also examples of an interrupted life. The Lord has a way of giving you the desires of your heart in ways that you cannot fathom. Generally, what we would deem as an interruption, God uses as life lessons. Saul and his servant experienced such an interruption when they went out looking for lost donkeys. The Lord already had a divine interruption planned for Saul’s life. God’s plan for our lives is so much bigger than we can imagine. In 1 Samuel 9:16, we witness a God-sized interruption, "About this time tomorrow, I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over my people Israel; he will deliver them from the hand of the Philistines. I have looked on my people, for their cry has reached me." Now, remember in chapter 8, the people demanded an earthly king. God heard their cry and is about to answer that prayer. Are you ready for your interruption? Have you prepared for your dreams or pushed them to the side as impossible? Human Impossibilities is the Lord's specialty. In verse 21, we see how Saul saw himself, yet the scripture states in verse 22 Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the hall and seated them at the head of those who were invited about thirty in number. Rest assured that God heard your cry, your prayers, and knows how you see yourself. It is time for change to begin, and it starts with understanding how God sees you. Get ready for your interruption.

Heavenly Father, help me to stay tuned into your word, so when my expected interruption appears, I will be open to receive it, knowing that You will always be with me.

I challenge you today: stay the course, stay in His Word, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. If you have not given your life to the Lord, I invite you to do so

Remember, God loves you, and so do I.

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