I'm a planner by nature through and through so my instinct is to have my life mapped out (of course leaving opportunities for spontaneous enjoyments since I love that too).
But here are some things I've been thinking of contrasting what my plan was and how it has turned out thus far....
My plan - marry another guy other than Matt (I told him during one of my many rejections in high school I was 99.999% sure that we were not meant to be together).
God's plan - Matt and I got married (after growing into more like the people we were meant to be) and He is such a blessing in my life! I am so glad he never gave up and God knew best!
My plan - since we had to have a December wedding so all family could attend I wanted snow and a carriage to have our pictures taken in a special winter setting, but of course it not being too cold so I could just wear my dress for the photo shoot.
God's plan - He gave us snow! But my plan was a little unrealistic so with that it was VERY cold so pictures had my coat, but it was still special and I'm so glad we got the snow!
My plan - I grow up in London, go to high school become a cheerleader like I was told to and live a fairly fake and unsatisfying life (for me)
God's plan - move my family to "hick" town Belleville with only one mall not so that my life would be over, but to give me a fresh start to decide who I wanted to be and a chance to finally own my faith and live it out real. Also giving me a chance to meet some lifelong friends and of course Matt.
And this is only the start to the list...