Wednesday, June 13, 2007

When Things Don't Go As Planned

Looking back at all my blog entries, I realized that my journey didn't turn out as planned. I didn't plan to go to OZ or PNG, but I did. On the other hand, I planned to go back to Cambodia but still haven't gone. Also I planned to go to Turkey this year; instead, I'm going to Indonesia to start a career.

But if I hadn't gone to OZ, I wouldn't have gone to PNG or met an Indonesian sister who hooked me up with the school in Indonesia. Also, if I didn't go through so much emotional turmoil after OZ, I wouldln't have gotten serious about starting a career. In retrospect, my time in transit has been nothing but a blessing. I'm simply amazed at how God has been working in my life in the past eight months and the number of people I've met and the amount of things I've learned along the way, and only some of them were recorded.

So when things don't go as planned, maybe God just has something better. My plans, no matter how wonderful, just can't top God's...

"In his heart, a man plans his course
But the Lord determines his steps..." (Proverbs 16:9)

"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts," said God (Isaiah 55:9)


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dom luu said...

Hey hey Nina Chai~

Just wanted to say hello and what's up!? I have the card made for your journey on my desk and check in every now and again. It's still crazy exciting what you're doing. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on your travel tales. We can experience the joy vicariously.

Take great care and do it great!