A few years ago I was working for a foster/adopt agency and we opened a new office. The owners were amazing and came in and decorated all the offices. My office had this pink flamingo standing in it and was all done in pink and black. I was very greatful to be working in the job I was however those that know me well know that
pink, and girly things are really not me. Well when I left that job the one thing I missed the most was that stupid pink flamingo that watched over my desk every day. Earlier this month was my birthday and my wonderful husband bought me a pink flamingo complete with pink boa. He stands watch proudly over the coffee shop and all the kids that come in love him.
Psalms 37:4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
I think God has quite a sense of humor. He does give you the desires of your heart but what the verse does not tell you is that God sometimes changes what those desires are.
I cant remember what the desires of my heart was when I was 16 or 18 or even 20. But Im pretty sure it was not to be the mother to 20 kids. I was told at 18 that I probably would never be able to have children and I did have a desire for a child but never was my desire to have 20 children with an age range of over 30 years, Or to be running a coffee shop with a pink flamingo.
Sometimes we have to just let go of control because God's plans for us is so much bigger than we could ever dream.