A CHANGE OF PLANS
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11
Like most people, when I was a child I had dreams of the future when I would be grown up, happily married with children. I first thought I would be a nurse.
Then my Moma had surgery when I was in the eighth grade. As they brought her back to the room and she looked so weak and fragile … I fainted. When I came to the nurses were ministering to me, while telling my Moma I would be ok.
Another time I fainted at the sight of blood. Then a friend was getting a splinter out of my finger and I fainted. All three of these events were when I was in the eighth grade, I decided I wanted to be a teacher instead of a nurse.
In my freshman year, at the age of 14, I met Don Dalton. We were married when I was seventeen. He was eighteen. I didn’t go to college to become a teacher, and neither did he pursue the career he had planned.
The first nine years of marriage we were blessed with five amazing children. At the time of this writing, our family has increased to include three sons in love (one of which is in heaven), a daughter in love, nine grand children and nine great grands. My husband and I have been married fifty seven years.
The years have passed so quickly. Often plans changed as we went along. Throughout the life happenings on our journey in the valleys and on mountain tops, one thing has been constant … our steadfast faith in God.
Decisions made today affect not only your future, but the future of others for years to come. Wherever you have been or what you have done is past. Regardless of your age or present situation, the plan of God for you gives hope and a good future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
It is the will of God for you to prosper and be in health as your soul prospers. (3 John 2). Attitude matters. Stay focused on the positive! Your best days can begin now. Always be thankful and keep the faith. Trust and obey God and do good.
I may sound like a broken record in saying these things. But you are always blessed when you trust and obey God and do good. (Isaiah 50:10; Psalm 37:3). Give Him praise for He is always faithful to keep His promises to you.
God KNOWS I’m A Woman