Several times I’ve heard people say “Well, God has a plan for you”…
Sorry, but I don’t agree.
Saying that God has a plan for you implies that there is only one way of getting to a particular point that is acceptable to God…and I don’t buy that.
It’s like climbing mountains. Often there are multiple ways of climbing that will get you to the top.
If God has a plan for us, I believe it’s for us to enter into a loving relationship with the Divine that will help us become what we have been created to be…and there are multiple ways to develop that relationship.
We were created with the ability to make choices…to make decisions for ourselves. Not to be puppets.
I believe God wants us to use the minds we were created with…and I also believe that God will bless our journeys.
I know the path I have chosen to take–and it is the right path for me at this time. It has had twists and turns, some of them caused by decisions I have made, some by situations beyond my control. Early in my life I could have said that I was sure of God’s plan for me…but as I’ve gotten older, what I am sure of is that God’s plan is for me to come to know of God’s love for me and to fulfill the potential within me…and that how I get there is not as important as continuing the journey.
So maybe…just maybe…God does have a plan for each of us–and that plan is to continue our journey to a closer relationship with the Divine, no matter the path.