“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
The season is beginning and many of you have just found out where you will be starting the year. Some of you are happy, and others may be wondering if you’re where you should be. Maybe if the manager had taken more time to look at everyone... What if we never get to the next level? They’re legitimate questions, and ones every player and his wife can have.
In 1992, Cal was sent down to AAA with two days left of Major League Spring Training. He thought he had made the team, but there was a trade and the pitching situation changed. Cal was the rookie and they didn’t have to keep him in the Big Leagues. We were on our way back to Denver for our second season there. Plans change and the ball starts rolling to get us to the next spot. Yes, my husband was disappointed. Yes, we would have loved to be in Milwaukee on the Major League team. Did God know those things? Yes. He knows the beginning from the end. He has numbered our days, and He loves us with a love that is unconditional and eternal.
The things we learned in Denver in 1992 are the things we were suppose to learn right where we were. God knew where we needed to be and what was best for us. He has since the day I was born, and always will. We tried not to miss what He wanted to show us.
You are right where the Lord wants you at this time. Maybe it would be too difficult to be close to family, or in a nicer city, or on the next level of play. Maybe God has other things He wants to do in you and through you that you can’t see right now. Trust Him.
Watch for God’s hand in everything this season. Trust Him, depend on Him, seek Him first, and acknowledge His infinite wisdom and the power He has. He is the perfect Father. He’ll never leave you waiting because He forgot. God is like the dad who is already there before you realize you need him. He’ll help you through everything. He forgives and loves you more than anyone ever could.
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for always doing what is right and what is best in my life. Help me to always remember how much you love me!
Suggested Reading: Jeremiah 29:11-14