My Will Versus His Will

Sometimes God puts us in places that are not what we asked for or dreamed of doing with our lives and talents He has given us. So what are we to do with those seasons of our lives. I think I am being taught to be happy in whatsoever state or season I am in. Believe me I am a slow learner. I have my own plans and many times try to tell God He has it all wrong!!  Knowing in my heart of hearts that He really has it all very right. Good meaning friends and family are always asking me how my music ministry is doing and for many months I was unsure how to reply because in my eyes that dream and season had been changed to something very different than what I dreamed of. Recently I have been really meditating on this season of my life and slow learner that I am I have finally come to the realization that the ministry God has called me to is going just as "He" has planned. Notice I said He not me. Am I traveling and singing in churches like I would love to do? No I am not. God has placed us in a small church that had a very big need and has given us the task of leading and encouraging worship in His house. Am I using the talents He has given me? You better believe it. I get to sing and play piano and worship with some of Gods most precious children many times a week ❤. That in itself is more satisfying and fulfilling then anything else I could be doing right now. Do I ever get discouraged or complain that I'm not good enough for this season or that it's not what I wanted or dreamed of? You better believe it!! It's no different then the ministry of traveling and sharing. There are awesome days as well as very hard days when you question if you are where you are suppose to be. Why am I sharing this? Because I feel in my heart there are many more out there struggling with the very same things and I want to encourage you to trust God to put you right where you are needed the most and can make the most difference for His precious children. I have to remind myself daily of his promise in Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you a future and a hope. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. That my friend is a special promise. So if you are one of those who is wondering how my music ministry is going well I'd have to say it is going just has He planned and that's good enough for me.