On Wednesday I got to teach a group of ladies here in Nepal about the sovereignty of God. As I prepared to teach and taught, I was reminded of the greatness of our God. For God is sovereign over creation, plants, animals, the nations, kings and authorities. He is sovereign over every detail of our lives. And though we are told to plan,though we make choices each day. Ultimately it is God’s will that takes place.
I told this group of ladies that if they had told me when I was a teen that I would one day be sitting in a room with them, in Nepal teaching them about God’s sovereignty I would have said they were crazy. Because this was not my plan.
My plan as a young naïve teen was to be a big shot attorney, wearing stiletto hills, carrying a briefcase, living in NYC. My plan was to remain single and it certainly did not include children.
Yet, this was far from the plans God had envisioned for my life.
Now here I sit, on the other side of the world, living in Kathmandu, Nepal. Married for 14 years with 3 children.
Yet, He didn’t pluck me from college and deliver me here. It has been a journey. A journey of serving Him in Arkansas, Tennessee, Korea, and finally here in Nepal.
As I sat singing hymns in Nepali today, as I sat and listened to the prayer request of the ladies, and watched them bow with their faces to the ground to pray. I was overwhelmed.
See, my plans were far from sufficient.
My plans served only me.
But God’s plans are amazing, and they are all about service to Him.
Sometimes, the reality of what God has called me to do and the privilege it is to be here take my breath away.
Oh, it is certainly not always easy, and some days home sounds really good.
Yet, overall, I couldn’t have planned or dreamed that this is how God would ordain my days.
To think that He has saved me, called me and sent me out for His glory. Humbled!
To look around and see so many who don’t know Him. Broken!
To get to be a part of what He is doing around the world. Amazing!
My plans fell so short of the greater plans God had, and I am so glad, so thankful that His plans and not mine were the ones to be fulfilled.
I don’t know where you are right now? But God does.
I don’t know what plans He has for your life? But I guarantee that if you wait upon Him and seek His plans, you will be amazed.
I don’t know what your life hold, but I do know who hold your life in His hands.
His plans, His ways, they are perfect.
And God is in control. He is sovereign over all, and His plans for you and for me… they will be fulfilled.
What a privilege, what a joy to get to be apart of this great adventure.