Aligning My Life with God’s Plan    

“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 

Snow covered the roads all the way from the Upstate to the Low Country. Schools were closed, but then I received a call to return to work.  Normally, the drive took about two and half hours. My travel time would increase on this cold winter afternoon. I had hoped to reach the motel by 5:30. It was almost seven and I had only reached Georgia. Night driving is challenging for me. I made a quick decision to get a room for the night. I was afraid to continue driving because the roads were far worse than I had realized. 

When I arrived at the hotel and entered the room, I started to reevaluate my decision to accept a job away from home. 

I never found an apartment. I lived in not so glamorous motels throughout the week.  All my dinners came from fast food restaurants for about six months. 

The majority of the students were not interested in learning. 

Eventually, I resigned because of a medical emergency involving my grandson. 

Now, I pray before making major commitments. 

Copyright 2016 by Rena Brooks. All Rights Reserved.


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