Dear Younger Me,
Change is good and necessary. You think you’re okay with change, but really, you only love change when it’s change you want and welcome. If something is about to be different that you don’t want to happen, you struggle with that. But if you look back at the hard changes in your life, you’ll see that every change worked to grow you and shape you.
And sometimes even the little, less monumental changes of plans you struggle with, too, because you’ve worked so hard to create and develop a plan only to have it fall through. And when the plans fall through, you begin to question God’s ultimate will or resent Plan B, instead of embracing what will come. Someday you’ll find yourself on a mission trip in South America, and you’ll see plans go out the window as you’re there, and you’ll have to learn to embrace letting go of plans.
And every time, you’ve found that what will come is still so good, too, that there’s a gift to experience in those times. Proverbs 16:9 says, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Your life would be so astronomically different if God let you plan your own way, but His plan, as you’ve found, is so much better! So much better than you could ever dream! I know that where I am today, I never could have planned myself, and I am so thankful and blessed that God doesn’t leave my life in my hands.
So if the plan changes, it may not be what you want in the moment, but I think you’re gonna see that God has something in the change that’s better than what you could have ever planned yourself!