Life is a Journey that is never exactly what we imagine. Yet, we pirouette and pivot, dancing through the doors God opens—our own plans often dashed.

Many of you probably know that I write, but few of you know the journey as it has unfolded to date. I’ve been chatting quite a bit with one of my former students about this year being a big year. The word “awakening” seems to be popping up everywhere.

The word “awakening” seems to be popping up everywhere. God has perfect timing …God has perfect timing …
Some of you even know that I’d planned on being on a plane on my way to Hawaii right about now. There’s a writing conference I really wanted to go to in Honolulu, starting tomorrow and running through Sunday. I’d gone so far as to book a hotel and buy a plane ticket. Long story short, my bosses said “no.” I actually cried over that. In hindsight, it’s kind of a stupid reason to cry, but in my adult life, I’ve not really been told “no” a lot.

Julie Gilbert shares her Journey of Twists, Turns, Brick Walls, & Open Doors at HeartWings Blog

Brace yourself, jarring shift coming, but I promise it all comes together in the end.

Julie Gilbert shares her Journey of Twists, Turns, Brick Walls, & Open Doors at HeartWings BlogI hardly ever go on Facebook. But at random on the 21st of February, I hopped on and looked at my newsfeed. (Everybody knows how quickly those change.) The second that I looked, there was a link to a “free” online webinar about marketing strategies. It turned into an hour long pitch to take this guy’s marketing course, but I’d figured it might. Still having a day job meant that I had the $600 to take the course.

Anyway, if you’re anywhere in the northeast part of the US, you probably know there was a giant snowstorm that rolled through here yesterday making a mess of many travel plans. That snowstorm gave me two snow days, which gave me the time to finish the marketing course.

I just finished the last video an hour or two ago in fact. It took me from the 6th of March until now to work my way through those modules. While a bit on the expensive side, I think the course was worth it. Time will tell. There was/is a lot of great info in there.

My point is that even when things don’t go our way, they work out. It may not be the way we’ve envisioned our paths unfolding, but God really has an awesome sense of timing. Knowing me, if I’d been still going to Hawaii, I wouldn’t have signed up for the course because I’d be too invested in that other trip. I’ve been writing for many years, and marketing very badly during the lot of them.

That’s about to change …

After this course, I have a better understanding of the mechanics behind what will make this work. Since I’m all of a week and a half into this new outlook, I’m not expecting miracles yet, but it’s nice to have a game plan and direction.

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Julie Gilbert shares her Journey of Twists, Turns, Brick Walls, & Open Doors at HeartWings BlogConclusion:
Life’s full of twists and turns, but our God is an awesome God. He’s more than that. He’s our loving Father who wants us to love Him and feel His love shine upon us. I’m not saying everything will work out all peachy in every situation, but trust that He knows what he’s doing in your life.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1

How has God’s perfect timing been shown to you?

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Julie C. Gilbert writes in many genres. She’s also a high school chemistry teacher, a tea drinker, and a Jersey girl.

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