A change of plans means that you have decided to do something different that what was originally planned. Usually this change is caused by the situation or an unexpected event, but sometimes plans may be changed at the last minute without any warning at all. When you make plans it is best to stay flexible to some degree, because there are things in life that can not be controlled or anticipated.
Stop looking at your stomach when you get out of the shower and complaining about your body, when you are eating everything in sight and never going to the gym. You are the reason you look the way you look. You are the reason youâ€™re unemployed. You are the reason why your surroundings are so dis-functional and negative.
We all have personal goals that are dear to our heart. And we tend to focus on them until we achieve them. But in the way of getting the dream job, or becoming a famous singer, or having a family don't forget the less fortunate the ones that need a helping hand. Because you will soon realize that you may have everything you need, but if you don't give and only take...you will always not feel satisfied, you will always feel something is missing and you will think that maybe you need that extra car, or a bigger house, or more money, but it's not more material things that you need it's you giving more love to others that you need. Try it for 2 weeks if you don't believe me , give without wanting to receive, give to the ones that cannot give you back, and see how it's making you feel. 2 weeks from your life is not much to ask and you will gain much more than you think so. Because whether you remember or not we are all created in the image of God and God is love. So if you don't spread it you will never feel complete. And you may say, I give love to my girlfriend, my parents, friends..and I will tell you give love to strangers, kids that you don't know, prisoners, abusive man and woman, people that carry diseases, etc..Now you think how uncomfortable it is...and yes it will get you out of your comfort zone but that's what you need to feel alive again. Don't be scared, don't give excuses that you don't have time and just start helping and God will bless your life 10 times more.
What does it mean to accept your past and present events. Can you really accept seeing your friend being shot on the street in front of you. Can you really accept your dad being in prison because of a crime that he did not commit, can your really accept that your girlfriend cheated on you and even though you still love her, you had to let her go. And then you may ask yourself if God really existed you would not go through those events; He would not allow it. Think twice, who are you to know how God works with us, who are you to judge Him, who are you to really understand God and why He is allowing things to happen or not to happen. Did you ever think that God wants your love, your heart, your faith and your trust in Him. You are going to tell me:"Well He is doing everything wrong to make me still believe in Him, He is taking away the people that I would have died for, He is making me suffer, how can I trust Him, when he has taken away all the people that I have loved and cared about." I don't know all the answer of why God allows things to happen. But one thing for sure I know that no matter what is going on in your life, God loves you. Every time you suffer, and feel deep pain in your heart and blood coming out of it, God wants you to rely on Him, He is allowing things to happen so you can rely only on Him and go into His arms, so you can start to feel His love for you. when you do so He will heal your pain. I can only write about my own experience, and I know that when He took away people that I loved dearly, I would just go and cry in His arms and of course ask Him why, but many times He would tell me "Don't ask why Nancy just do what your supposed to do and one day I may reveal to you why, but until then I'm testing you, I want to know how much you love me, and how much you would do for me, even if I take you away from everyone that you ever knew and take everything you ever possessed. I still want you to have faith in me and grow strong, because without suffering you will never reach the deepest feelings of love. You can't love unconditionally if you have not suffered first. You can't find out who you really are if you have never lost. You can't find out who your really love if you have never loved. You can't find out your purpose and why you were brought up in this life, if you have never lost any belongings. You can't help others from your heart if your are protected and shielded from sufferings. You can't connect with the pain of others that have lost if you never felt the same pain. All the suffering that you are going through is to transform you into a spiritual being, so you can be able to do your purpose on this Earth and you can show others what is unconditional love." So don't ask God why, ask God to give you the strength to become the person that He wants you to become, to help you detach from this world and become Love. All what you can say to God is "God you allowed it to happen, it means that I need to accept it, and make the best out of what I have. And if I have nothing God, I know I have you in my life and you will direct me or redirect me into the path now that I need to take. Maybe that event is going to make me take a decision that will get me on the right path, the one I am destine to be on. And when I am strong and I become the person you want me to become, I will go back to that neighborhood, I will go back to the family that lost a son, I will go back and visit my dad in prison and I will make a difference and spread love and peace. When you grow strong and achieve some of your dreams, don't forget where you came from and help lift up the people that are living now what you have lived in the past.
When you feel lost, when you are not sure if you are focused on the right things in your life, when you are not sure if you are with the right mate, when you are not sure if all what you are doing is worth your time and effort, stop and reconnect with who you are as a person. Take the time to write down your goals, your dreams, your aspirations. Take the time to write down all pros and cons of what you are doing right now. Take the time to listen to what your heart is telling you to do. And take the time to talk to God and see what He has in store for you. The more you realize what your heart desires, the more you feel closer to God and the more connected you are with God the more you feel happier. The more you get a sense of direction and you become clear about what you need to do next to achieve your dreams.
Before you start walking on the path of your dreams, or when you start walking, fear will come in the way. Fear of the unknown, fear of not being in a comfortable zone, fear of losing it all, fear of criticism, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change, etc. It's just part of the process, its part of life and its part of your path. Know and believe that whatever fear you have you can conquer it with the help of God. Ask him to help you, because believe it or not God wants you to follow your heart. He is the one that planted those seeds of dreams in your heart. All what you have to do is get closer to God, feel His love, feel the strength that He is giving you to conquer your fears and to walk on that narrow path that He has designed for you. All what you have to do is believe, have faith and never lose focus on your purpose and your dreams and you will be able to kill all of your fears.