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What to Do When Your Plan Doesn’t Go According to Plan

Todd WilsonWe like things nice and neat, orderly, and with a predictable outcome. But most of the time, OUR plans don’t ‘come together’ as we had hoped. It didn’t go according to plan. Instead, our plans often fall apart, disintegrate right before our eyes, and leave us dumbfounded and stunned. I’ve talked to plenty of homeschooling parents who were sold a plan. They followed the plan. Then later stood before me with tears in their eyes because the plan “didn’t come together.”

“We did everything THEY said to do.”  “We didn’t have TV.”  “We ate organic.”  “We only wore dresses.”  “We sheltered and protected.”  “We practiced courtship.”  “We never missed family devotions.”  “We emphasized purity.”  And on and on the list goes. They feel betrayed, angry, and lost … and their children are starting ‘tell-all’ websites!!! 

I have to admit that several years ago when I heard their sob stories, I inwardly wondered what the parents had done wrong. I believed that they must have gotten the WRONG plan.  Or didn’t carry the plan out according to the instructions. And while some of that may be true, I know NOW that sometimes our plans don’t come together. Because God has a DIFFERENT PLAN. 

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