His Plans Are Perfect

Have you ever had a situation in your life where the path or the plan didn’t really make sense, the pieces didn’t seem to fit, but somehow God worked through it and presented you with a final product better than you could have ever hoped for? For me, this is exactly what happened in my homeschool/high school transition experience.

As I had mentioned earlier in this blog, I was homeschooled for a while. But, when I started thinking about going back to school, there was a huge part of me that really didn’t want to go. And I mean really didn’t want to go. In my Sophmore year of high school, I went to a sleepover with one of my best friends. She asked me “what if we went to school together?!” Outwardly I said “that would be so much fun!” but inwardly, I was thinking, “there’s no way I am going to switch schools again.”

It’s a good thing God didn’t listen to me.

A couple of days after that sleepover, I applied to a private Christian school and got accepted four weeks before the first day of school. God opened door after door on my way to the school. That in and of itself was a huge miracle because I had applied late and there wasn’t much space for more students. Even though it was last minute and all of the available spots in the school were filled, I was able to obtain a spot and was admitted into high school. And it was the one of the best things that happened to me.

It was through this journey that I met some amazing people, building friendships that I never thought I would have. I met mentors and was pushed to study harder and better. Eventually, I graduated and now I will be attending a Christian university with some amazing fellow English majors and a whole world ahead of me.

Way back in Sophmore year, I never even thought I would some day end up sitting around a lunch table with some close friends or dancing in a room filled with classmates at prom or even traveling on a school trip to Peru. Those things just didn’t seem even remotely possible to me.

Looking back, I am so glad that I said yes to God’s plan even when I didn’t want to and it didn’t make sense. Homeschooling was great, but it was only to be a part of my path. I loved being at home and spending time with my family, but I wouldn’t have been able to grow so much if I had stayed. Not in the ways I have.

When God’s plans for you don’t make sense, remember what Proverbs 16:4 says: “the LORD works out everything to its proper end.” He wants you to grow in your trust for Him as He shows you His will for your life. But it’s important to remember that the things that don’t make sense now are only just the beginning of a wonderful adventure in God’s perfect plan.

8 thoughts on “His Plans Are Perfect

  1. Aria Lisette July 25, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Great post, Abi Leah! So true. God has so many plans that we don’t know about and they’re all for His glory.

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  2. pressonmehan July 26, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Well said! What a blessing to be a part of God’s work in your life!!😊😊😊

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    • Abi Leah July 26, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you! I’m so thankful for your part in it! :)

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  3. Trinity Rony October 18, 2018 / 3:05 am

    Hi Abi,

    I hope you are doing well. I need to communicate with you for some of my life problem. Would you please help me to overcome this situation. I have running a lot of life crisis problem. I can’t motivate myself. I can’t do study well in my university. I can’t do anything. I have problem and problem. I lost my mother recentlt. I can’t overcome this pain. Life there are pain and pain. I need help. May be GOD hate me.

    Love

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    • Abi Leah October 18, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Hi Trinity,
      Thank you for reaching out! I’m not sure how much I will be able to help you with this situation but I can give you some encouragement. I know that losing a family member, especially a mother, is really difficult. You start to question your place in the world and the meaning of life. That is normal. However, this is NOT happening because God hates you. God cannot hate, that is not in His nature. He is perfectly loving and perfectly holy. That means that He can only hate sin, not the one committing sin. Please don’t take this the wrong way; I’m NOT saying that this happened because of some kind of sin in your life. What I am saying is that God uses everything for good. He has a Plan and He sticks to it, even if it doesn’t make sense to us. There is a lot of pain in the world and that is because of the fact that we live in a sinful and fallen world. I would really encourage you to find a friend, mentor, pastor, or teacher that you think you can trust to help. Do not try to go through this alone! Talk to them about what your feeling. Maybe a counselor or therapist could help as well, just to have someone you could talk to in confidence. I’ll be praying for you!

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