“My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord.” – Isaiah 55:8
My Plans Or His Plans?
The excitement of making a travel hockey team was at full peak as Caleb waited for his phone call. His former coach all but assured him that he was on the team before the tryouts even started. But when the call came he learned he did not make the roster. The frustration and hurt was there because he had been on teams with many players who made the team. Why didn’t he make it?
As it turned out, Caleb ended up dropping down to the house level team where he practiced and worked hard. It was also during this season that his family adopted twin brothers, and if he would have made the travel team it would have put tremendous stress on the family with travel and expenses.
Caleb went on to grow and develop as a player and, the next year, made the travel team. His new younger brothers now come and cheer him on!
How do you handle disappointment when things don’t turn out the way you want? God may have other things in store for you, so instead of looking down in disappointment turn your eyes up towards him.
— TIM PITCHER, ATHLETES IN ACTION