God Has a Better 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. Most of the schools had closed because of the inclement weather.  

I received a call to return to work. Normally, the drive took about two hours and thirty minutes. My travel time would increase on this cold winter afternoon. 

I had planned to get to the hotel by 5:30. It was almost 7 o’clock and I had only reached Georgia. Driving in the dark was challenging, so 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. 

And, the majority of the students were not interested in learning. 

Eventually, I resigned.
Now, I pray before making major decisions. God’s plan is always better than ours. We must be brave and follow his lead. 













Copyright 2016 by Rena Brooks. All Rights Reserved.

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