As busy individuals, we all can appreciate the value of planning.
We make plans every day, whether it is what we are going to wear, what we will eat for lunch, or how we will get from point A to point B.
In fact, we are so used to making plans that we often don’t know how to respond or react when things don’t turn out the way we planned.
When Mary was approached by the angel Gabriel and told that she had been chosen to be the mother of Christ, it is hard to comprehend how she must have felt.
Likely, Mary had her own plan for the course of her life, but God had a greater plan.
God’s plan for your life is greater than your plan for your life.
God’s plan was not what we might see as convenient, comfortable, nor comprehensible.
His plan was not on human terms nor timing. On the contrary, His plan was perfect.
“And Mary said, ‘Yes, I see it all now; I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say” [Luke 1:38, MSG].
The Lord had been promised. And now, the Lord was proclaimed to Mary.
As shocking as it must have been for Mary, she chose to trust the Lord’s plan. And God worked in and through Mary to fulfill His great promise.
Consider your own life.
As Christ has been proclaimed as the one who “offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins” [Hebrews 10:12], have you embraced Him as your Savior?
As you have witnessed God’s hand working in the midst of your own life, have you, like Mary, given Him your complete trust in His greater plan for your life?
Whatever your own plans may be, always trust God’s perfect plan.
It’s easy to despair, to throw your hands in the air and say this is not what I planned, and give up.
But nothing can stop God’s plan for your life. [Isaiah 14:17]
If He proclaims it, consider it done.
It may take time, but delay is certainly not denial.
Keep praying, keep doing your best, keep the faith, do your best and the leave the rest to God.