When Life Doesn't Go as Planned - pt 1

I just celebrated my 39th Birthday, and I am happy with my life, my marriage, my children, my career, my friends, etc. Though, if I can take a risk and be open and honest with you… not everything in my life is as I planned, or even as I would have thought or hoped it would be (if that makes sense).

I don’t mean that I thought I would have been an Astronaut, but now I am a pastor. What I mean is that I thought I’d be farther along in life, especially in ministry… like with Olathe Life Fellowship; we just celebrated our 5th year anniversary. It’s going well, especially considering most churches fail in the first 5 years, and the average church in America is 80 people, and OLF is 300-400 people (actually 600 people call us their home church, but you only see many of them on Easter – ha!). But if I am honest - the dreams I had for the church are happening, but not near as fast I had hoped or dreamed.

What is your dream? What did you plan for your life? Is it going as you planned? Is it as you thought? Are you where you thought you would be? Is your life what you wanted it to be? Questions I am sure you struggle with just as I do. But the ultimately question is in the title of this blog; what do you do when life doesn’t go as planned? Do you quit? Some people do! Do you get sour? Many people do. Do you get bitter? I know some people who have! Do you just settle? I hope not!

James 1:12 God will bless you, if you don't give up when your faith is being tested. He will reward you with a glorious life, just as he rewards everyone who loves him.

Part 2 of When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned … tomorrow! We’ll take a look at some pretty famous Bible Characters and see what they did when life didn’t go as planned.