I just wanted to share a bit about how remarkable God’s plan is. I know you have probably heard that before, but there is a difference between knowing it and truly believing it. So pray that you may believe it and trust in our God!
So this might sound silly, but I really, really, really enjoy training for triathlons. To be honest, I think the Triathlon team was my favorite part of school this past year. It has brought me so much joy and strengthened my faith incredibly. It allows me to realize how weak I am on my own and how strong I can be with God, who died on the cross and gave his life for what our sins deserve. I have always felt this way about running, but this is exponentially greater on account of I get to swim and bike as well. But the funny thing is, I probably would never have gotten into triathlons if I hadn’t been able to not run for a while. Back in the day I hurt my legs a bit and wasn’t able to run (a special thanks to errybody who carried me!). At the time it was not ideal in my mind and I found it super depressing because I was (still am) so passionate about running. But once my legs were functional and I could walk again, I started biking before I could start running because it was much less impact. Looking back I realized that I may never have picked up a bike if I hadn’t gotten injured. It really was a blessing in disguise because getting into biking was the start of my whole triathlon passion! From something that at the time was really hard, I learned to appreciate the gifts God gives us so much more, learned to fully trust in God’s plan, and had some of the best experiences of my life on the Tri team that I never would have had otherwise.
Of course, we have all heard that “God’s plan is greater than ours” a massive amount of times and have probably given it as advice equally as many times. But I think it is much different to hear and say it than to truly live in that trust. Trust isn’t something we can just have because someone tells us to; pray for it!
Things inevitably happen that we don’t understand and don’t like at the time. I know that I get confused/upset sometimes because I have absolutely zero idea as to what I am called to do in life. But even if we don’t see it, God is guiding us every step of the way and it will all turn out according to His will. God has granted me an amazing blessing from something I thought was terrible. We just have to sit back and trust that as long as we follow God, everything will be okay.
All I can do is try my hardest out of love for God and know that He will carry me the rest of the way. And He will carry you too in any journey that you let Him. So invite Him to.