Thursday, February 13, 2014

Under the Weather

I feel like crap this morning...

Seriously, it so frustrating. Last year, working in daycare, I swear I coughed all winter long. And this year I have been doing my best to avoid sickness.

I've been taking vitamins, washing my hand thoroughly, lysoling everything, avoiding the sick...

And after all my precautions I still get sick!

Isn't that life though? 

We work and prepare and make plans and take precautions and try to prevent things and they happen anyway? 

We work hard and try to budget but we still fall into debt.

We try so hard in our marriages, and sometimes they still fall apart. 

Sometimes it doesn't matter how well you plan, life happens. 

You see, I believe it becomes a problem when our lives get so wrapped up in planning..

"Lukewarm people do not live by faith; their lives are structured so they don't have to. They don't have to trust God if something unexpected happens-they have their savings account. They don't need God to help them-they have retirement in place. They don't genuinely seek out what life God would have them live-they have life figured and mapped out. They don't depend on God on a daily basis-their refrigerators are full, and for the most part, they are in good health. The truth is, THEIR LIVES WOULDN'T LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT IF THEY SUDDENLY STOPPED BELIEVING IN GOD." -Francis Chan 

I know I know... fail to plan, plan to fail.

But this goes so much deeper than planning, when we go so consumed with planning that we no longer NEED to trust God. 

Proverns 19:21 "We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God's purpose prevails."

I've questioned lately if maybe the reason so many of MY plans have come crashing down, is the possibility that it's time for God's purpose to prevail...

Not that I believe that God has caused any of the negative things in my life, because I am sure that was all me. 

Maybe just maybe, this deconstruction and reconstruction of my life is God's way of bringing me to something better... because even with all my precautions, my plans have failed.

So here is to trusting God with whatever comes next... in sickness and in health!

1 comment:

  1. Love this blog! I just finished reading a book yesterday called "Once Upon a Prince". It is a sappy love story from a Christian author and a great book. What stood out to me the most was throughout the book even though the couple was doing God's will they still tried to plan and control their situation. When they gave up their plans and took a leap of Faith it eventually worked out for them. Life is very similar!

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