Guest Article | The Straightened Path

Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.” The need to plan, to know where I would be at precisely 8:50 am and 7:00 pm, are few of my great attributes. I do not like to leave much to the unknown as uncertainty is not something I am comfortable with. But with each passing day, I have come to understand and accept that all cannot go according to “my” plan. Forgetting my phone at home, spilling coffee on my shirt, not getting the job I wanted are amongst the things that I can never plan for. But God always has a plan and that’s always better and greater than anything I can ever envision for myself.

I try to avoid creating solid plans. At the age of 16, I could confidently plan out my next 5 years. I knew I didn’t want to be in a relationship and I wanted my grades to look as awesome as they could possibly be. Although I did get stellar grades at the end of my college life, I cannot help but think that I did miss out on so much. I had a plan and I didn’t leave room for God. It doesn’t mean He left me. In fact, I can recount several times where God’s plan prevailed in spite of what I had laid out for myself.

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God’s timing is always the best! There have been tough times where I wasn’t sure when next I would smile or laugh but I was always sure of the light at the end of the tunnel. It sucks to go through horrible situations, to not have a job, to get fired, to watch others prosper while it seems like you are stagnant. But just be rest assured just like David reminds us in Psalms that "although weeping may endure through the night, joy ALWAYS comes in the morning".

The God I serve is more than able to make every crooked path in your life straight. He will open amazing doors and he will always turn your mourning into dancing.

By: Adesola Oje