I Believe in Plan A.
If you’ve stayed with me over the last 7 years, you may think that my marriage to Wes doesn’t look like someone’s typical Plan A. In Who is Ashley, I shared with you about my history – my background as a divorced, single mom raising two little girls. Well, I feel like it’s time to give everyone the latest update and connect some of the dots that may have been lost along the way. Initially, when MY first marriage (MY Plan A) didn’t work out, it wasn’t something I wanted to make public. It was a tough time, and I thought it best to keep to myself and move on to Plan B. Eventually though, my heart began to change, and as time passed, I felt that sharing my story was important for a lot of reasons.
Through that change of heart, I began to reconsider my perspective of moving on to MY Plan B, and as I took direction from God’s Word, I grew to believe and understand something completely different. The more I thought and prayed about it, the more I began to understand that God doesn’t have a Plan B, his Plan is always Plan A, and it always focuses on us growing more mature in our relationship with Him. Sometimes that growth requires a heavy pruning, and I believe that I felt that over the past 4+ years, and as hard as it has been at times, I look back and am so grateful to the place God has brought me. I don’t always feel that I deserve this amazing gift God has given – an amazing husband and leader – but I believe my girls do. In the amazing recognition of how God has protected and watched over the girls, I realize our Father does the same for myself. I am grateful for the man He chose for us, one that far exceeds the highest of expectations I had.
As this orginal plan rolls on, I am looking forward to 2015. I see glimpses of God’s Plan A before me, and I believe it’s going to be amazing.
Truth is, there’s always a Plan A. It just may not be the road we’ve envisioned…. Grab the reigns, and enjoy the ride.
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