Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be celebrating my 34th birthday, single with no children, recovering from yet another failed relationship.
It is weird the plans we set out for ourselves.
When I was 16 I had imagined that I would be married with 4 kids by now.
When I was 22 I figured I would be married and have 2 kids by now.
When I was 30 I hoped that I wouldn't be single forever.
And now I am turning 34 in a few hours and realizing just how silly it has been for me to imagine these things.
God has a plan and a direction for my life and my future.
Yes it is a desire of my heart to be a wife and mother. Yes God knows the desires of my heart. But how I think they should work out and how God says they will work out aren't always exactly the same thing.
Holding fast tonight to Jeremiah 29. Holding on to the plans of God tonight and not the dreams of mine.
Easier said than done.