What do you do when your plans fail?
That’s a tough question, isn’t it?
I had to deal with that question in 2017.
I’d been in college for two years, enjoying my classes and building great friendships with the people I hung out with.
But I had a problem: I didn’t have enough money to pay for my senior year.
That meant I could take some serious student loans, or I could leave school and work for a year.
My family talked about it, I prayed, and we decided I should take the second option.
So, I went through the process to leave school.
I formally withdrew from my college, gave up my dorm room, came home and went back to living with my parents.
I had no idea what I would do to make the money I needed to finish school.
Then one day a neighbor I barely knew knocked on my door, and told me he needed someone to mow his lawn for the summer.
A few weeks later, other neighbors (who’d lived in Florida for five years) moved back to renovate their home and hired me to help them.
These events set up a pattern.
Every time a temporary job ended, something new came up.
One time I got a call from a company I’d repeatedly applied to work for over about five years, they finally wanted to hire me – for a better job than I originally applied for.
So, when it comes to the question, “what do you do when all your plans get kicked out from under you?” My answer is simple: you pray, you look for what God wants you do right now, and you trust he’ll provide.
Because there’s no way I could have done everything I did over this past year without God’s provision.
Pray, Look, Trust.
God will take care of the rest.
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