Friday, September 24, 2010

God's Plans

Tonight I was Facebook stalking people from high school and I ran across a blog from an old friend. He and his adorable little wife are starting the adoption process soon. Having an adopted brother myself, I know what a challenge adoption can be and I just ask that you pray for the Brosh family daily. In their post, they talk about God's plan for their life together and what a journey they have been through thus far, trying to become parents.

The other day at church, a friend of mine told me something that totally made reevaluate my mentality about being pregnant... and Kayleigh & Matt's blog confirmed how selfish I have been about this whole situation. Rachel (the girl at church) jokingly was saying "I've been trying to get pregnant for a long time and you do it on ACCIDENT!" Another friend of mine, Tracy, also blogged about her struggles of getting pregnant... All of these things have helped me come to the realization recently...

No matter how often I say it was a surprise... It really WASN'T. Just because this wasn't MY timing for my life, doesn't mean it wasn't GOD'S timing for my life. God didn't just surprise Himself one day with me being pregnant. He has been thinking about it long before I even existed. He didn't wake up one day and say "OH NO! I THINK JESSICA'S PREGNANT!" God has a plan for each one of us. He always has.

My dad once told me that ignorant people think that God isn't answering our prayers. Wise people know that God is answering our prayers, but He is just telling us "not right now". Kayleigh (Matt's wife, whom I have never even met) is clearly one of those people who is wise. She sat back and realized that God has another plan for her. A BETTER plan. Just like God has a plan for me and Stephen... a perfect, exciting, wonderful plan.