When God Changes Your Plans

When God Changes Your Plans @MandyJHoffmanI am a planner.  I am an organizer.

When my six year old son lines up his equipment into tidy rows arranged by make and model it is just proof that he is my son.

This week though, any plans and any organization I have tried to apply have been quickly scratched out while God wrote in His plans for my week…for my day…for my hour…for my minute!  In my thirty-two years, I can not recall a week quite like this one.  There have been days like this, but never weeks full of plans wadded up like the paper balls left behind from a writer.

While it was hard for me – a planner, an organizer – to adjust every few moments to new plans, it was good.  Good in the sense that I was drawn to my knees over and over and over again as I begged God to show me what He wanted me to do.  Good in the sense that I had to rely on Him every day for enough energy to make it to the end when I finally crawled into the warmth under my sheets and blankets.  Good in that I saw first hand God provide all the little details I needed each day to do what He wanted me to do.  I get the goosebumps just thinking about this week and the many details that only God could work together to bring Him glory.  I am also quite teary because it has been an emotionally exhausting week.  There have been high highs and low lows.  Scary moments and moments filled with sheer joy.

I can not explain all the events of this week, but I can share one – the biggest change God made to my plans.

The week began with me scrambling to wrap up the edits to my book – #ReformingSocialMedia: Using Social Media to Glorify God Rather Than Self – when God put the brakes on my release date.  My first reaction was to ignore Him, but He has graced me with a husband and a friend who graciously and lovingly pointed out my stupidity!  So…here I sit.  Waiting.  I am anxious to find out what His plans for this book really are!  When I do find out, you will be some of the first to know.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience.  If God brings my name to your mind, pray that my heart is ready to follow Him no matter what His plans for me involve.

When God changes your plans follow Him!  I would be so encouraged to hear of a time in your life when God erased your plans and wrote in His own!  Please leave a comment or use my contact form to share your story with me!  Let’s share His goodness with each other.


4 Responses to When God Changes Your Plans

  1. Jess White November 19, 2013 at #

    So looking forward to seeing the work that God is doing through you and your book.

  2. Rachel O'Neill November 6, 2013 at #

    Mandy, I am so excited to see how the Lord uses your book! You are a blessing to me <3.

    • Mandy Hoffman November 6, 2013 at #

      Thank you, Rachel! I say the same about you! So glad God crossed our paths!

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