10 Times I Made Plans & God Laughed

6:09 PM


(April 6, 2015) Being in my childhood home these past couple days has reminded me of all the plans I've made in my life. So many plans that never came to completion and honestly most of them seem absurd now anyway. People always tell me that we make plans and God laughs. If you want a theological look at God's Will... this isn't your best resource. Perhaps check out the book, "Just Do Something" by Kevin DeYoung. Until then here's some of the plans I made in my adolescence... they all seem silly now.

1. I planned on wearing makeup everyday for the rest of my life.
I don't know why I made this a plan, but I was really into the blue eyeshadow at one point in my life.

2. I planned on never joining a sorority.
Or more accurately I planned on joining a completely different one than what I ended up in. 

3. I planned on living with my three best friends by junior year.
One of them transferred. Another went to France. The other live elsewhere. 

4. I planned on moving to Southern California.
At this rate I may just settle down in... Western Pennsylvania. 

5. I planned on being an middle school English teacher.
I started writing lesson plans in elementary school... what. 

6. I planned on being an awesome guitar player.
Even bought one, still can't play. 

7. I planned on being a YouTube star.
Wait what. 

8. I planned on going back to Kenya by 2015.
I even tried a couple times, but it has never worked out. 

9.  I planned on dating a college football player (starting my sophomore year) & getting engaged to him during the spring of my senior year.
This plan makes me laugh, every time. 

10. I planned joining a trendy non-denominational church in the city.
Instead I'm a member of a small Presbyterian church. And I love it. 

“Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else. ”

― Angelina Jolie

Miss Jolie is an unlikely person to inspire me to write a blog post but I think she captures something very real here. You see, I am constantly trying to make plans (most of which don't even happen) instead of appreciating where God has me right now. I am so thankful that none of my plans on this list happened because then I would not be where I am right now.

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Regina is a junior at a small college in the middle of nowhere. She dreams of moving to California, painting, writing letters, thrifting, and cuddling with a dog.

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