More than a month ago, my husband and I attended the funeral of a dear friend where a speaker quoted from our friend's journal. One quote in particular stuck with me. "What do you do when Plan A doesn't work out?"
I've thought a lot about this. (Perhaps I've blogged about it before--my poor old mind doesn't retain things as it once did.) Most of us have experienced Plan As that didn't work out. Our lives took twists and turns. We suffered setbacks and tragedies. What separates those who thrived from those merely survived is how they handled the Plan Bs that life handed them.
I haven't done very well with my Plan Bs. (Or Plans C, D, E, and F for that matter.) But I keep trying. And maybe that's the lesson from our friend: to keep trying.
This I know for sure: God's hand is in all of our plans. Our job is to acknowledge it.