God goes ahead with his plan despite Zechariah’s lack of faith. The Almighty was anxious to raise up a fitting herald for his Son and no human effort could ever encumber His designs. Zechariah’s lack of faith did not disrupt nor soil God’s plan—a fitting herald was born in the person of John the Baptist.
We shouldn’t be surprised if God’s plans persist ahead of our own personal plans in life. Even if we resist Him, He might and will even do something unusual in our lives in order to keep his plans advancing.
Setbacks really could be God’s hand at work and He might just be preparing us for something better. Could there be better plans or intentions than His?