I am reminded of Mary and Joseph and the plan God had for them. Though my situation is different, it helped me to think about what God had planned for them and how they fulfilled the plan. It was NOT easy. In their case God sent an Angel to tell them his plan. In our case he gives us the Holy Spirit to tell us.
Think about how people must have judged Mary and Jospeh. The people talking about them and treating them differently. Think about how it was not EASY! My goodness, Mary had to ride on a donkey while she was pregnant to make the journey to Bethlehem! That must have been so uncomfortable. Then when they reached Bethlehem there was no room for them. I can’t help but think that they must have thought “God this is your plan. Why aren’t you making this easier on us?”
But they didn’t! They took the situation and continued to trust and obey God’s plan! Her precious baby was born in a barn! The son of God! I would wonder “WHY?” Why isn’t God helping us or making this wonderful since this is HIS PLAN?
That is FAITH! When I really read and thought about that, I realized that following God’s plan for you is not EASY. Just because you know that you are doing what he has purposed you to do doesn’t mean he will make the journey easy. He still allows the struggles happen. BUT when we continue to stay true to him and follow his plan, HE WILL BLESS US! He will! I believe that!
I leave you with these words of scripture.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
…for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. -Philippians 2:13
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28