I felt he found my letters
And read each one out loud
I prayed that he would finish
But he just kept right on
Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
It may seem like quite a stretch, comparing Roberta Flack’s song to Pete Wilson’s book however his book Plan B struck a chord in the best possible way. I found my story between the pages… It’s difficult to reach to a point in life where it seems as if nothing is going according to plan. You wonder where God is and why He isn’t doing those things you expect of him.
The book offers encouragement to people who find themselves in the midst of a Plan B. Pastor Wilson emphasizes the point that although life may not have turned out the way you expect it to it’s not the end of the road. God has a purpose in everything even the disappointing and terrible moments in your life.
Pastor Wilson interweaves stories of everyday people along with biblical characters who find themselves in the midst of a Plan B. He emphasizes that even our biblical heroes like Job, Joseph and others had moments when they knew they did everything right but still life went horribly wrong. Dreams didn’t materialize family and trusted friends let them down. The unfathomable happened, God seemingly forsook them… but yet they stood strong. Life didn’t miraculously become better but God used the terrible moments in their lives for his glory.
In spite of my many words I am only halfway through Pete Wilson’s book. It’s not a book I want to rush. I’m reading and stopping to let it sink in because this is exactly where I am right now in the midst of a Plan B trying to figure out what God wants me to do next…
Have you read the book Plan B? What are your thoughts?