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									The Plan A Woman in a Plan B World, by Debbie Taylor Williams
“You’re Not the Only One Who Missed Plan A” Chapter 1 excerpt, pages 23-

God Has an A+ Plan for Your Life

“I know the plans that I have you for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for
welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11

If ever a convention were held for women who feel they’ve missed Plan A, the
would be filled. You’d undoubtedly hear comments like these:

“My husband left me when our children were three and five,” one woman
might say.

“I’ve always dreamed of being married and having children. But I’m single with
no hope of marriage.”

“My Prince Charming turned into an abuser.”

“I was fired from the company I built from the ground up.”

“My child died of leukemia.”

Biblical Plan A Women in a Plan B World

Not only do we hear the voices of friends today, but we also can imagine the
voices of those whose lives are recorded in the Bible. Perhaps if we caught
each one at the moment she was hit with her Plan B, we might have heard
something like the following:

“Adam and I were supposed to live happily ever after in Eden. My oldest son
was not supposed to kill his brother.”—Eve

“I thought Abraham and I would have children when we were young.”—Sarah
“I thought I’d live a quiet life. I never dreamed I’d become a queen—or that
the lives of so many people would depend on me risking mine.”—Esther

“My plan was to marry Joseph, then have children. Never did I imagine that I’d
conceive a child by the Holy Spirit while a virgin. ”—Mary

As you can see, a long list of women in the Bible lived something other than
what they must have considered their Plan A lives. No doubt, they appeared to
be everyday women living ordinary lives: preparing meals; washing dishes and
clothes; competing with other women; and experiencing problems with in-laws,
children, infertility, sibling rivalry, and so on.

What they probably couldn’t see at the time, but what we have the
opportunity to see now, is how God used them. Their lives counted for him and
for eternity. Though at times some may have felt like appendages to their
husbands and their husbands’ calling, while some may have felt lonely and
isolated, God used each woman. Their names are recorded for eternity. God
listened to these women’s prayers, intervened on their behalf, and met them
where they were—in the desert, by a river, in a field, inside their homes. He
met them in the midst of their daily responsibilities—drawing water, gleaning
wheat, searching for infertility cures.

Did they know they weren’t rocking mere infants but future kings? Did they
realize they weren’t just dressing babies but grooming leaders? Not simply
singing psalms to toddlers but planting scriptures in the minds of prophets?

God had an A+ plan for these women even though they didn’t know it at the
time. God has an A+ plan for your life too.

-Used by permission Leafwood Publishers

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