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That Wasn’t My Plan...

When I was a child, I planned on being a major league baseball player.  As a teen, I planned to be a drummer in a world renowned rock band.  In college, I studied medicine and planned on a life in medicine to help people.  Well… I am none of those.  Not long ago, I came across a quote that has stuck with me:

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s ok.

No, my life has not gone as planned, but I am happy.  There has been good times, bad times, and times somewhere in between.  I smile when I am happy when things go my way.  I frown when I am sad because I had a bad day.  No matter what happened, when I lie in bed at night, I know it will be ok.  How do I know… my faith!

I place my trust in God knowing He has a plan for me, for each one of us.  We are His children and His plan for us is to someday enter into His Heavenly Kingdom.  How do we get there? Listen to Him through prayer, open your heart to His message.  He led the Israelites out from the tyranny of the Egyptians, through the vast unknown of the desert and to the promised land.  He is waiting to lead each one of us through the vast unknown that awaits us each day, to the promise land, Heaven.  We just need to put our faith, our trust in Him.  Life doesn’t always go as we want, but keep the faith for God knows what we truly need.

“I pray, not wish. Because I have God, not a genie.”- @_phenomenalbeauti (photorepost.com)

***God Bless***

 

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."