~And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.~
Scott and Margaret were thrilled when they were invited to travel to Tanzania on a summer outreach. Both felt a missionary calling to Tanzania, and they had been looking forward for an opportunity to go there. However, when the leader learned that Margaret was pregnant, he strongly discouraged them from going. This was a confusing and disappointing setback for the couple. However, Scott and Margaret later came to appreciate God’s wisdom when there were complications with the pregnancy. They were on the right track, but their timing was off! One year later they landed in Tanzania with their healthy baby boy and stayed for four fruitful years.
What sometimes feels like a painful thwarting or our dreams may actually be God holding us back in his infinite wisdom. His timing is perfect, and he never makes mistakes in accomplishing his purposes through us and in us.
Have your plans been put on ho ld? Pray that God would give you his perspective.