Have you ever received a gift that you didn’t want, anticipate, or expect? It may have been the opposite of what you hoped for. We then become disappointed. Expectations are unmet. We start to doubt the plan WE had for our lives.
But what if, instead of being disappointed in the plan we had for our lives, we found a fresh perspective in the plan that God has for our lives? If we stay in a place of disappointment, we might end up dis-appointing ourselves, and removing ourselves, form the very plans God has had for us all along.
Joseph, husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus, found himself in a moment of disappointment during the very first Christmas. But he chose to trust the Lord and the plan for his life – aiding Mary in the birth of our Savior.
We never truly know the direction the Lord wants to take us, but we might just find pieces of it, or even the whole story, if we trust Him instead of ourselves. Just because you may be in a season surrounded by conflict, doesn’t mean you can experience His peace this Christmas.
Speaker: Billy Bob White