The thing I could ever remember wanting to be was a scientist. I didn’t know what kind of scientist (I was quite young at the time), I just knew that I enjoyed scientific things. When I got a little older, I fell in love with baseball and wanted to be a baseball player. Unfortunately that didn’t work out, so I sort of stuck with the science thing and it merged into a desire for some type of engineering, or at least working with machines. Then I was introduced to band and all my plans changed in what seemed like the blink of an eye. I was certain the plan for my life was to become a band director and influence the lives of many high school kids. After college however, I had a choice between taking a job as a band director (one I realized I did not really want) or taking a job working with computers. It was almost like the plans that I thought were certain ended up being balled up and thrown in the trash. Now I’m finding that even computers are not where my true passions lie, but that’s beside the point.
In Plan B, Pete Wilson discusses what to do when we find ourselves in a place we never planned on being. I really liked his example of David, and how as a little boy he was told he would one day be king. Then when it seemed those plans and dreams were actually coming true, he found himself on the opposite side, actually running from the king who was out to kill him! David found himself far from what he had planned, but in the end he wound up right where God had told him he would be. If you, like David, happen to find yourself in a place far from where you imagined you would be, and you feel that God has left you there, then pick up Plan B!