If making plans and having them go exactly the way I wanted them was a reality I'd live a comfortable but boring life. God said it best in Proverbs 16:9: "The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps."
I like making plans but I love seeing God work them out in His time and way. We had planned on building a new barn when we first moved to ASR but our plans did not work out that way and I'm glad. If I had gotten what I thought I wanted at first I don't believe it would be as good as it is now.
It took us almost two years to get a new barn and in that period of time we learned a lot. If we didn't; have time to live and learn what ranch life was like we would have built a barn not half as useful as the one God planned. His timing gave us time to grow, think and experience things we had no clue about. I am pleased to know we love and belong to a Father who always has exactly what is right in mind for us and directs ours steps.