“I wish I had made different choices,” she said to me head hung down.
“What do you mean?” I asked because we were just chatting, not really talking about anything serious.
She didn’t respond, just continued what she was doing so I said to her, “Do you know that none of the decisions you made in your life even the ones you considered your biggest mistakes surprised God?
She stopped and waited for me to go on. I shared the following verse with her,
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:16 (NLT)
We’ve all probably wondered a time or two, “Did I make decisions that threw my life off the course God set for me?”
Don’t despair. Nothing that happens in our life is a surprise to God. Our life story was written in His book before we were even conceived.
He knew every decision we were going to make and he had a plan in place for when we didn’t choose his predestined path. The place you’re at in life is not your final destination. There is still more that you are capable of, still more that God has planned for you if you would just trust him.
At the end of our conversation she said to me, “I think I need to keep a copy of that verse so I can read it daily and let it sink in.” I was only too happy to make a bookmark with the verse on it to present to her. I made one for myself too as a reminder that there is nothing about me that God doesn’t already know and he loves me just the same.