Thirty eight years I lived in Miami. I must admit that when the opportunity to move presented itself, I was excited. A new place, new people, different weather; Texas was going to be a great home! The only thing standing between me and a new pair of cowgirl boots was The Jensing’s background screen. After 3 intense interviews, and a drug screen, all we were waiting for was for the background screening to clear for Plan A to be official.
One week passed, two weeks passed, and then a third and fourth week, and we were still in the waiting process. Meanwhile, the frustration level kept increasing. Just then we heard back, but not exactly from the company in Texas. Instead, a company that The Jensing had applied to 9 months earlier suddenly decided to call him in for an interview. The only problem was this job was in the wrong state; Florida…Tampa to be exact.
You see if I was going to make a move, I wanted it to be a BIG move…and you know what they say…
everything’s BIGGER in Texas
Needless to say, I was not happy about the call and was really hoping that this would lead to a dead end.
No sooner had he gone in for an interview, when he was called in for a second one. The drug screening and background results came back in no time and before we knew it, we were moving; just not to the right place. Plan B was in full effect!
None of it made sense to me at the time. Nine months earlier! Really?!
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? You put all your eggs in one basket (basket A), only to have them crushed!
This is what I call a hostile takeover by Plan B.
Recently, it has occurred to me that in situations like this Plan B was always Plan A. Let me explain.
Lets’ take Mary for example. Everyone is familiar with her; pure, virtuous, innocent. As great as all this sounds, I am sure that being the mother of the savior of this world was not Plan A for her. In fact what young girl ever dreams of becoming pregnant out of wedlock?
If Mary’s Plan A was anything like your typical young girl, she was probably in between getting fitted for her wedding dress and deciding between chicken or beef for the reception. When all of a sudden Plan B came knocking at the door. Talk about a hostile takeover! Mary had no say so in the situation.
If you have read the rest of the story then you know what happens next. If you haven’t then I warn you now *Spoiler Alert*!
She kicked?! She screamed?! She yelled?!
Actually, none of the above took place, instead she saw Plan B for what it really was; a Divine Interruption! It was her life lining up to the Word of God and that was enough for her.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, Be it unto me according to thy Word Luke 1:38
I wish I could say I have it all down packed like Mary did. I don’t.
We have been living in Tampa for 2 years now and today I can honestly say that as much as I thought Plan B was a hostile takeover, today I see it for what it really was; a Divine Interruption!
I pray you are in a place where it doesn’t take you 2 years to recognize the blessing in Plan B.
After all, Plan B was always Plan A!
What was Plan A for you and what Divine Interruption are you facing?