John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Jeremiah 29:11
 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

If it were up to me my life would have looked a lot different.  In high school I wanted to be an Olympic athlete, in college I wanted to be an athlete...which I guess I was, but I also wanted to be engaged, because it seemed like that was the thing to do at the small Christian college I went to.  Now... well I have some other goals I am working towards.
The thing is, many times I would look at my life and think, "WOW, I wish I had 'that'."  Whatever 'that' was at the moment, maybe a boyfriend, or a different job, or a starting position on the team.
Well, yesterday as I was spending time with the Lord I knew He was saying, "well done".  Maybe I wasn't engaged in college and I didn't always have the starting position...but I have accomplished so much.  Because I wasn't always a starter I learned to maintain a good attitude and to work hard, eventually earning the position.  I learned that life goes on even when relationships don't work, and I learned that God's timing is perfect.  I learned that He truly gives you the desires of your heart- and usually, they are way better than anything we can even picture.
My life isn't what I planned, but honestly, it's so much better!  I played two division 2 sports, wrote a book, started a successful blog, have spoken at schools, youth groups, churches, and homes sharing the gospel, earned a masters degree (as of May 13th), traveled, moved to a different state, and so much more!
The Lord knows my heart and had a much better plan than I could have ever expected!
He had a better plan.
Maybe your life doesn't look like what you had planned, but trust God because His plan is far greater!
He has so many great things in store for you!  Things you would have never thought possible!
Get ready for life changing blessings to come from every direction.  Get ready to see all of your desires met!
His timing is better, His plan is greater.
Trust Him.

Blessings,
Ally

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