That Wasn’t My Plan

That Wasn’t My Plan

When I was a child, I planned on being a major league baseball player.  As a teen, I planned to be a drummer in a world renowned rock band.  In college, I studied medicine and planned on a life in medicine to help people.  Well… I am none of those.  Not long ago, I came across a quote that has stuck with me:

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s OK.

No, my life has not gone as planned, but I am happy.  There have been good times, bad times, and times somewhere in between.  I smile when I am happy and things go my way.  I frown when I am sad because I had a bad day.  No matter what happens, when I lie in bed at night, I know it will be OK.  How do I know? My faith!

I place my trust in God knowing He has a plan for me and for each one of us.  We are His children and His plan for us is to someday enter into His Heavenly Kingdom.  How do we get there? Listen to Him through prayer and open your heart to His message.  He led the Israelites out from the tyranny of the Egyptians, through the vast unknown of the desert and to the promised land.  He is waiting to lead each one of us through the vast unknown that awaits us each day, to the promised land, Heaven.  We just need to put our faith and our trust in Him.  Life doesn’t always go as we want, but keep the faith, for God knows what we truly need.

“I pray, not wish. Because I have God, not a genie.”- @_phenomenalbeauti (

***God Bless***


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About the Author

Michael Glassmeyer is a lifelong Catholic who has spent the past several years examining his own faith and beliefs in an attempt to understand the beliefs and actions of others involving local, state, national, and world events. Michael lives in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and is married with three children. (@MPGlassmeyer)