Man Plans, God Laughs – February 10, 2015

First of all, I want to apologize to those of you who have been following my blog. It’s been too long since my last post. I am continually thankful for the support that I receive from you all as it has led to a year full of the unexpected.


From the time I was born, there was a plan for my life. Preschool, Elementary School, Junior High, High School, College, and although this volunteer year was a big decision, it was one that I had known I wanted to do for a while. I had a plan for this year as well. I planned to fall in love with Miami, feel called to a particular vocation, find an awesome job in that particular vocation, and be on top of the world. Happily ever after.


Now, almost 6 months into my life in Miami, I am realizing that things are not going according to plans. I’m not as in love with Miami as I had hoped, I don’t feel a calling towards anything for the future, I’m not sure if I will stay here to get a job, and honestly, I’m frustrated.


There is an old Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans, God Laughs.” If this is true, God must be having a heyday right now watching me squirm over my failed plans. Although things are not going as I wanted them to, and I have not been able to discern what I want for the future, I have been able to discern the things that are wrong for my future. It has taken me a while to come to terms with it, but I am starting to realize that this might be an equally important part of the puzzle.


So, although I am not discerning a call to seminary or another year in the program like my roommates, I am learning more and more everyday about the life I want to and don’t want to live. I am learning about where I have strengths and where I have weaknesses. I am learning about the people I want to surround myself with and who I don’t want to get caught up with. Most of all though, I am learning that my plans may change, and even if I can’t see it at first, they are changing in the right direction for me.


Here’s to another 6 months of God laughing while I try to figure out my next step in life!




One thought on “Man Plans, God Laughs – February 10, 2015

  1. Praying for you, Kelli, as you wait to find out what the plan will be for the next year. I worked at a job right out of college for a year that I knew was just a learning time for me until I found out more of God’s plan for the next year. I didn’t find out that I had a job in Wayland teaching until about May of that year. God used my first job to prepare me for teaching in Wayland and to help me meet the people I needed to know to get my teaching job. I’ll be praying that God will prepare you in all ways right now for whatever He has planned next for you. Thanks for the update!

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