There’s “the plan” and then there’s life.
How many times have you imagined a situation going one way, and then life? Or you aim your life in a direction and things are going well, then life! If our existence stuck to the plan, I’m sure things would be very different.
I had a prophecy over my life once and part of it was “there will still be the lawn that needs mowing and bills to pay”. This was God reminding me that I can’t live with my head in the clouds, the realities and responsibilities of life are still there, but that doesn’t always make them easy to bear.
As you get older, you learn how to handle the curve balls better, but sometimes they come a little thick and a little too fast to keep up. That’s where the lemons come in. They say when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade. I say make the lemonade, then make lemon merangue and lemon tart and lemon cordial, start a franchise and milk that sucker till it can’t throw another lemon your way. Keep praying, stay humble and eventually the lemon business will feel like second nature and you won’t even notice that the very thing that was sent to derail and leave a bitter taste in your mouth has become something sweet and life-giving.
Perspective is everything, and sometimes only God can adjust it for us.