The Life I Planned

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The Life I Planned
  
Please take the time to read the poem below by Beth Moore. It reaches all of us exactly where we are, in our struggles, our questions and often our discontent. 


Has someone seen the life I planned?
It seems it’s been misplaced.
I’ve looked in every corner;
It’s lost without a trace.
I’ve found one I don’t recognize —
Things missing that were dear;
Promises I’d hoped to keep,
And dreams I’d dreamed aren’t here.Faces I had planned to see,
Hands I planned to hold;
Now absent in the pictures;
Not the way I told.Has someone seen the life I planned?
Did it get thrown away?
God took my hand from searching;
Then I heard Him say —

“Child, your ears have never heard,
Your eyes have never seen,
Eternal plans I have for you
Are more than you could dream.

You long to walk by sight,
But I’m teaching eyes to see;
I know what I’m doing —
‘Till then, you must believe.

He’s done so much, I felt ashamed
To know He heard my moans.
To think I’d trade in all He’s done
For plans made on my own.

I wept over His faithfulness
And how He’d proved Himself;
How He’d gone beyond my dreams
And said to Him myself,

“No, my ears have never heard,
My eyes have never seen,
Eternal plans You have for me
Are more than I could dream.

“Yes, I long to walk by sight
But You’re teaching eyes to see;
You know what You’re doing —
‘Till then, I must believe.

I felt His great compassion —
Mercy unrestrained.
He let me mourn my losses
And showed to me my gains.

I offered Him my future
And released to Him my past.
I traded in my dreams
For a plan He said would last.

I get no glimpse ahead;
No certainties at all,
Except the presence of the One
Who will not let me fall.

Are you also searching
For a life you planned yourself?
Have you looked in every corner?
Have you checked on every shelf?

Child, your ears have never heard,
Your eyes have never seen,
Eternal plans He has for you
Are more than you could dream.

Perhaps you long to walk by sight,
But He’s teaching eyes to see;
He knows what He is doing —
Child, step out and believe.

By Beth Moore

No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived what God
has prepared for those who love Him.
{1 Corinthians 2:9}

Linking to: Fireflies and Jellybeans , The Alabaster Jar

 


 

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Comments

  1. Certainly goes along with my post from yesterday about “Losing My Dreams”.

    Wow! Thanks for sharing.

    Hope your weekend is BLESSED! I get to scrapbook from 8-8 tomorrow with some friends.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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