Sometimes you feel like you’re on top of God’s plan for your life. YOU GOT THIS! Other times, you feel like things are falling apart. Mind you these “sometimes” and “other times” could be the same day. So what then? Are you on top of God’s plan for your life or are you not? Well, the answer does not lie in the feelings, but in the journey itself. The three Wise Men were certain that they were following the start that would lead to the new born king. They asked around, and evidently people pointed them to Herod the king, but he was not the one they were looking for.
I have a feeling that throughout their road trip, their emotions were all over the place. At first they were probably indecisive, “should we embark on this journey? What if we are wrong? Should we trust all the information that we have?” My speculations is that as they got closer to the star their confidence grew. They were probably pretty sure that they were doing the will of God. Then they got to the city. They asked around, and behold they found the king! But unfortunately it was the wrong king.I am sure they walked away confused, bewildered, and probably thinking: “Okay, so we followed the star, it/ people lead us here, but He was not here.” I don’t know about the Wise Men, but if that were to happen to me, I would be pretty disappointed, confused, and let face, I’d probably be pretty upset at God.
From that perspective I dare to say that they were not amused with the results!
But really, let’s think about it, what happened with these Wise Men? They followed the star; they reached a king that gave them some information, and set them back out on the road once more. Finally, they found this said new-born King.
So what does that all mean?
Sometimes we follow what we think God’s plan is, and it leads us to a place we did not hope or expect to reach. That place will provide us with the needed information to reach the place in which God is truly point us towards. We may try to go back to the place where we received that information, but God then interrupts us leading us elsewhere.
So, were the Wisemen on top of God’s plan for their lives when they followed the star? Yes! Was it difficult for them to leave their homes and embark on the journey where they had to followed a star? Undoubtedly! Were they disappointed when they reached Herod, and it was not the king they sought? Most likely! Were they still following God’s plan even though they felt disappointed at the primary result? Absolutely! Did they reach their destination? Yes, they did! How? Through God’s divine providence and their dependence on the world that He gave them.
At times you are certain that this is God’s plan, other times you are not. Take that information you have and continue! God will not leave you! Continue praying, continue hoping, and continue with God. He will lead you to your destinations even if He has you stop and take some unexpected detours just like He did with the Wisemen! Disappointed? I know, so were they? But they continued, and so should you!
As always continue loving God for better for worst, in sickness and health, because He loves you and He is with you!