Sometimes I struggle with the choices I've made in my life. I don't regret them because I have a beautiful life and God has turned everything that Satan meant for harm into His perfect will. But I just wonder...how my life would be if I would have followed Him from the beginning. If I would have listened to the still small voice telling me to trust Him.
God has a plan for all of us (insert my favorite bible verse here Jeremiah 29:11...For I know the plans I have for you, plans for hope and a future...") Part of His plan is for us to chose Him on our own without forcefulness (insert free will debate here) We are free to chose Him or not to chose Him and along my path, I've done both. My cousin, Jeannie, has always said at times God had her by the pony tail and well, I'd have to agree He has done the same for me and He had to hold on tight! I took Him down the paths that neither of us belonged. But He held on and somehow so did I.
So maybe it all boils down to this, we all make rotten choices because we are all human. Sometimes we don't do the things we are supposed to...because we are human. But we have a God who is above all of that and forgives us and loves us anyway. He doesn't care what we've done. When your ready and your heart is open you can put it all behind you too.
So what if my life is different than I planned...it's a beautiful life. It's happy life and I'm blessed with it. So to my human friends I say this, let go of what you thought your life should be. Let go of mistakes and past things and PRESS ON to the beauty of what God has for your future!