I can't begin telling you how many times I've been asked about my 5-year plan.

The truth is I used to have a 5-year plan. As a recovering clarity addict, I had everything in my life planned out perfectly. Several years back, however, I noticed a recurring theme in my life - none of my 5-year plans actually happened. At least not the ones where I tried to predict where I would live or what I would be doing or how everything would play out.

  • I've learned that almost every great story has this line somewhere in it: "That's not how I thought it was going to happen."
  • I'm learning that living by faith is actually a more exciting journey that trying to figure it out.
  • I'm learning that allowing God to re-route me is a necessary part of allowing the Holy Spirit to direct my steps.
  • I'm learning that plans are a good thing but learning to hold them loosely is an even better thing.
  • I'm learning that so much of my need for clarity was really rooted in a lack of trust.

Where will I be in 5 years? I have no idea, but I can't wait to find out.

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