When I was much younger, I used to really agonize over missed opportunities. I spent alot of time wallowing in the what if’s, if only’s and I could’a beens, when I felt I had missed an opportunity … a job, a relationship, something fun.
But, one of the advantages of getting older is that you can see events from the perspective of previous experiences, and you know what I’ve learned? G.O.D I.S I.N C.O.N.T.R.O.L.! Yeah, I know, I’ve heard that all my life, but I’ve arrived at a time in my life when I actually well and truly believe those words with all my heart … and that makes a huge difference in how I perceive everything that happens in my life. I pray for God’s guidance all the time, so if I miss an opportunity, I’ve learned to look around and ask myself, “Then what does He want me to do instead?”
Case in point. DD and I were going to go to a blogging conference in Nashville this weekend, but we aren’t able to go. I’m sorry to miss the opportunity, but there will be other blogging conferences. And do you know what God gave me as a consolation prize? Hubby and I get to spend the weekend in Chicago with our granddaughters!
God’s plan is always the best one.