A few days ago, I was cooking Ugali (a stiff porridge made by mixing corn flour with boiling water). Once the water boiled I took flour and poured in the boiling water, unfortunately I picked wheat flour instead of corn flour, and because I was talking while cooking I did not realize it until I had started stirring. I almost threw away all the flour thinking it was waste, then I remembered I could actually do some Chapati (Indian flat bread) with the same dough. I did chapati although they were extremely soft, more like pancakes.
It is the same with some things that happen in our lives. God’s desire was that we do something, or we become someone particular, however we might have messed up the opportunities, we might have done mistakes that we know can never be reversed. The consequences are real and we wonder what could happen.
Isaiah 43:18- 19 Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am makin a way on the desert and streams in the wasteland.
God reminds us that although it looks all messed up there is hope, He can do a miracle out of the mess, it might not be the perfect thing he had anticipated for us, but we are not beyond repair, there is hope for a new start. We might come out as the ugali in the first plan, but the chapati He will have done will be just as good. Just let talk to this God who desires to turn around the mess, and have Him do what only He can do.