It may not seem like a big deal to some, but the path I chose was very different. And my heart is broken.
God allows us to plan things, but He ultimately directs our path. This is truth and we read it in the Word and say, "Amen!"
But when He applies it to our lives and our path diverts from the goal we had, it hurts.
Even though pain can be good -- and God is good, this I know! -- it is not easy. I am tempted to look down the path I've been forced to leave; longing for things to be as they were, angry that they are not.
But that will destroy the new goal that I have, to be utterly surrendered to whatever my God calls me to do, and to go forward in faith, fearless of what lies ahead because I know I can trust the path that He calls me down.
He will never lead me astray.
All that is left to do is to keep my eyes fixed on Him and continue down the path. Forward motion, with my surrendered action willing my feelings to follow suit.
Writing with others for Five Minute Friday