The single one who see their friends marrying; having their 3rd or 4th child.
The sick one who can't understand why you lived a healthy lifestyle and the friend who lives unhealthy, is by some miracle perfectly fine.
The married one seeing happily married couples, but inside your home is a war zone.
The divorce one who couldn't make their marriage work, but others did.
What do you do when it just isn't your story?
I caught myself thinking that this weekend.
Seeing Facebook friends happily married making pregnancy announcements. Surrounded by these seemingly blissful relationships.
Happy for them, but I got really upset.
That should be me too, but it isn't.
I started to wonder why divorce had to be part of my story, why every dream I had growing up has just been essentially taken from me.
Not a look a wear proudly, but still I'm only human.
Nothing in this life is according to our plan.
We make wrong turns and bad choices from time to time.
It leads us to a road off the beaten path.
Sometimes I wonder if I've messed up the plan God had for my life.
If I've made too many wrong turns and now I'm lost.
Then I remember who is in control.
It isn't me.
I have no control over my life or things that happen to me.
We are all KNOWN by the God who created the Heavens and the Earth.
He knew long before we were even born what our story would be; how it would play out.
Nothing surprises him.
He works all things together for good of those who love him and his glory.
So maybe I've made a few wrong turns.
Maybe you have too.
Doesn't mean it took God by surprise.
Where ever you are in your story; even if it isn't the one you thought it would be, God is still God and still in control.
You haven't gone too far for him to restore and bring beauty from your biggest mistake.
I believe that where I am at in my life is no accident.
I believe there is purpose for every season.
Maybe you're in a season of sickness.
Season of singleness, barrenness, divorce, or even blissfulness.
Whatever season you are in remember that your story is something beautiful.
No one else has your story, and you have no one else's either.
We are individuals to the one God who created us to work together as different parts to make one whole body.
Maybe we aren't living the lives we dreamed, or lives we would have ever desired, but take heart my friend, for it isn't your story; it is His.