Five Minute Friday: PLACE
This place was Plan B.
Plan A was a dream given, and we had hopes to see it fulfilled. Plan A ended abruptly with denied entrance to set destination, and plan B erupted just as quickly. I didn’t choose it. I didn’t even want it. When we parked it in plan B, this new place we knew next to nothing about, I felt just about as hopeless as when we didn’t have a plan at all. I had to face that I was here to stay. I knew I had to learn to love this place lest we all wind up miserable and longing for home.
I’ve had to work at being happy, learning a language, and making friends. I’ve had to learn to love all the peculiarities that make this lovely culture what it is. I’ve had to swallow my pride countless times and wipe tears off shame flushed cheeks more than I care to recall. It’s tempting to think about how Plan A could have unfolded and what life would have been like in that place that seemed to have slightly less unknowns. But, in time, I’ve come to know this place. I’ve come to love this place. This is my place, and these are my people. Praise God, the faithful One.
The city picture reminds me a lot of Guatemala City.
I’ll have to do some googling (or traveling!!!). Guatemala City must be lovely. Did you spend some time there?
Beautiful! God always has a way doesn’t he? I can’t help but think of Jeremiah 29:11. I’m over in the 62 spot this week.
Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by!
Isn’t it wonderful how plan “b” can be – when we are willing to submit and follow His leading?! So glad you are loving where He has placed you!
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Yes, Jennifer! 100% I often think how funny it is I see it that way because it was probably plan A from the beginning! Thanks for your lovely comment.