Nobody loves having their plans ruined. Nobody loves seeing all they’ve been working on completely fall apart. It feels discouraging. It feels overwhelming. But what if we’re just looking at it wrong?

What if all that’s happening here with your ruined plans and failed attempts is heavenly things interrupting earthly things? Think about that! You’re dealing with earthly things. You’re planning earthly things. You’re in the mix of earthly details. But God is high above it all in heavenly things. From his vantage point, he sees it all. But remember this, he not only sees it all, he can control it all. And if God steps in and rearranges a few things, don’t you think it’s because he sees what you cannot?


This isn’t an inconvenience, this is a divine intervention! Dare to see it for what it is and receive it!

Many years ago I simply decided to change my personal philosophy from the victim mentality of why were things always happening to me, to believing things weren’t happening to me, they were happening for me.

This isn’t naive. This isn’t clueless. This is faith. This is trusting God is in every detail, and if the details change, then it was for my benefit. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” You either believe it, or you don’t. If you believe it, then you can trust this isn’t happening to you, it’s happening FOR you, because God is working all things together for good concerning you. Why? Simply because he loves you and you have chosen to love him.

1 Corinthians 2:9, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

And because God loves us, he will interrupt us. He will intervene on our behalf. He will rearrange, delay, cancel, and create a total upheaval. All to bring us into alignment with these good plans he has prepared for us that are promised to be better than our own.

Now, here’s the wild thing about God’s interruptions to our plans, we can actually SEE them for what they are and KNOW it was him working for us. How? His Spirit that lives within us.

1 Corinthians 2, verses 10-12, goes on to say: “But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.”
Let me put this into simple terms. God works in mysterious ways, but we have been given the gift of understanding these mysteries!

The next time you lose your keys and you’re delayed leaving the house, check God’s spirit within you. Is he saying, “My girl, calm down, I did this FOR you. I’m protecting you from what you do not see.”

The next time things don’t work out the way you thought they would, check God’s spirit within you. Is he saying, “I closed that door because I have a better one for you?”

Take the exact disappointment you’re dealing with right now … that thing that has you still waiting … that thing that still hasn’t happened … what is God’s spirit within you saying? Is he saying, “This is so much bigger than what you currently see. Trust me, I’m working here.”

Seriously, listen to that prompting you’re receiving right now. You have the ability to hear God. You have the ability to tap into his secret and mysterious ways. That’s exactly what scripture tells us. So start doing it. He’s speaking. Listen. What is he telling you now?

Leaning into the truth that things are working together FOR me helps me hear the whispers of his Spirit that remind me this isn’t happening to me, this is happening for me.

Heavenly things are interrupting earthly things! Heavenly things are always better!

Girls, we have to look up. Look up from the mess you sit in the middle of. Look up from the plans you’re totally counting on. Look up from all you feel like has to happen next. Colossians 3:2 “Look up. See things from His perspective.”

I’m always blown away by the fact that God is so big and magnificent to create the entire universe, and yet he is so personally involved in the details of our lives. If he intervenes, if he delays, if he cancels, if he redirects, it’s because of a higher perspective with heavenly plans. We can trust that. And we can also tap into the truth that his spirit living within us speaks, and see HOW he is working on our behalf. We can trade our frustrations for faith filled gratitude, knowing if God interrupted our earthly plans, it was because of his ridiculously good heavenly plans. We can hear the whispers of his spirit which calm us and assure us he’s not working against us. Remember, GOD IS FOR YOU.

Well, all our anxiety and overwhelm just went right out the window. To all my control freak sisters, loosen the grip and listen to his Spirit!

James 4:14, “But you don’t have a clue what tomorrow may bring.” Right … but I’m leaning in to the one who does! And the one who does know has put his spirit within me. And that spirit is what guides me to step into all the wonderful things God has prepared for me.

MAY HEAVENLY THINGS CONSTANTLY INTERRUPT YOUR EARTHLY THINGS, and may you have the clarity of his spirit to receive it with gratitude!

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