Pinner says: Jesus has a funny way of messing up all of your plans to allow room for His to take place. I imagine Him chuckling and saying to me, "These ideas of yours are dreadful. Now let me show you all the beautiful things I have in store for you."
Mark 9:21-24 (ESV) 21 And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out[a] and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”