accepted it was because the teachers told me
that I could at least still see my friends at
recess time, she said. As long as she found a
way to stick with her friends, she was happy.
However, with time her friends began to
drift away from school. They started skipping classes and handing in their work less.
By high school, her teacher noticed
how her friend’s choices weighed on
her. He sat her down and said, “You
are going to be successful and do
great things…” She interrupted her
teacher and asked “ but what about
my friends?” “The system is not set up
for them like it is for you…they will
only become a distraction to you…”
She didn’t understand what her
teacher was saying. Deep down she
knew her friends were a distraction
but she didn’t want to leave them.
Have you ever felt that way? Where
the plans of God for your life pulled
you away from your surroundings or
what brought you comfort?
Mary experienced similar changes. Being
chosen by God meant that she would be
pulled away from being a “normal” 13-year-
old girl. As she was engaged by the time she
received visitation from the Lord. Saying yes
to the Lord put her engagement to Joseph
in jeopardy. Would he marry a pregnant girl
who was carrying a child that wasn’t his?
At that time, that type of relationship was
unheard of and far from common. It was a
risk she has to take not just to be rejected
by Joseph but to be publicly humiliated in
agreeing to the Lord’s plan.
The bible reveals that Joseph was ready
to call off their engagement. Just before
he could do so, an angel of God appeared
to him confirming God ordained the
pregnancy. And that is how the Lord works.
When we say yes to Him, though it may
come with the risk of looking different
He is always
faithful to see
and not put
you to shame.
she had to
God’s plan for her life was bigger than her
understanding. She had to trust God in the
separation. Little did she know the plans
that God had for her included going off to
medical school, obtaining a master’s degree
and impacting many who she meets.
As the year begins to draw to an end, ask
yourself this one question, “Have I said yes
to God’s plan for my life?” His plans for you
may not be similar to Rogeline’s or Mary’s,
but one thing that is certain is He has a plan
for you! His plan always includes some sort
of separation- from friends, things or from
being like everyone else. Whatever it is that
you are required to separate from, know
that He is not going to disgrace you in order
for His plan to be accomplished through
Where and how is Rosemond celebrating
She is still deciding whether she will come home
from Belize or stay there.
Brampton Ontario (Living
“God’s plan for
her life was
bigger than her
She had to
trust God in the