California Florida...

I had planned this week since the beginning of June. I had thought over what I wanted to do, searched for the best times/price for a ticket to travel, created playlists in itunes so that I'd have music to listen to, and made mental lists of all the things I wanted to do while I was gone.

But things didn't exactly happen according to plan.

I've written about plans before. I know full well that, even if the plans I make don't work out, God is in control. I know that. And one of the best examples to me, in this moment, of God being in control as my plans go awry, is what happened this week.

When it didn't work out for me to travel to California, I knew I had a choice. I knew I could sit at home all week by myself, off from work, bored, and sad. Or I could try to use my ticket to travel somewhere else and enjoy myself! So... What did I do?

Right now, I'm sitting in Ray's living room in Cape Coral, Florida. Ray is one of my best friends from college and, for the past few months, has been trying his best to convince me to move down here with him. So I called him up last week, and asked if i could come hang out for the week.

And I'm so glad I did. It's been exactly what I needed.

I needed to be with a friend that knew me. We don't have to spend too long catching up. We can just be ourselves; laugh, talk, eat, relax, and have fun. Which is just what this week has been about. And, boy, did I need it.

I'll write a few more posts on what this week has held for me later. (I need to leave to go eat pancakes now.) But I wanted to make sure that I paused, and recorded this to remind myself.

Sometimes the plans that are so precious to us, that we believe are the best for us, don't work out. And sometimes, God's got something even better for us in mind...

1 comment:

Julie Hibbard said...

I really love this, Josh!
So sorry you could not make it out to California...and I am, indeed, SO proud of you...I always am, actually.
As my favorite saying goes, "There will come a time when you think everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
Remember, too, that most of life is Plan B.
I'll see what I can do about getting you that Dodgers Yarmulke...