God’s Timeline

Are you the type of person who has a five-year plan?

Maybe you have it all planned out: fall in love, start your dream job, get married, buy the house, start a family. Sounds like the perfect life, right? But wait, that relationships did not work out, you didn’t get into your dream school, that house costs how much? Life gets in the way, plans change, and nothing is ending up how you dreamed it would be. The pretty girl on Instagram has a three-story house and your dream job, your best friend just got engaged, and your sister is pregnant again! All these accomplishments pop up on your news feed leaving you feeling discouraged and wondering when it will be your turn.

I think we have all been there, in that season where we feel stuck. The good news is you are not alone! God created us all uniquely different for a reason, He has a plan for our lives, and we do not have to try and run the same race as those around us. His plan for us is far better than any plan we could wish for ourselves. God has a beautiful story written for you and that is the one you need to set your focus on. Our Savior, the one true King, His plan, His way, His love for us is far beyond anything we can imagine.

If my life, now, was where I wanted it to be five years ago, I would not have the joy or the opportunities today that Jesus knew I needed then. His plan was and is way better than mine; sure, I had to go down some bumpy roads, but it led to amazing friendships that helped me blossom into the Godly woman I am today. He knew exactly where I needed to be and who I needed to encounter, and His plans far exceeded mine.

Isaiah 60:22 says, “When the time is right, I the Lord will make it happen.” His timing is perfect, he is never too late or too early, but He is always right on time. Whatever season you are in, I encourage you to rest in knowing that God has a plan for you, He loves you, and the only timeline you need to be on is His.

Hi, my name is Ali Kern. I recently got married to my best friend, I am currently studying my bachelors in healthcare management which I will graduate with this fall. I also teach dance once a week in Marion. I am a fur mama to my sweet dog Pari blu, I attend a home church in Herrin and it has been a huge blessing on my walk with the Lord. I love murder mystery shows and spending time with friends and family.