Flu day...5

Flu…day 5

We’re on day 5 of the flu. It’s the worst…poor Averie can’t walk or stand on both legs because of muscle cramps.

Currently, she is in her room binge watching YouTube videos. And, I’m taking a few moments to breathe and read the Word. Here’s something that stood out, “we humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).

I’m a planning person. Planning isn’t good or bad. But, if I become a slave to my plans (which I can easily do) then my plans become my master.

Days like today serve as a wonderful reminder that I am not in control of my days.   I want to hold on tightly to my to-do list.  Reading that verse today refocused my perspective.  I wanted to share it with you because I don’t think I’m the only one who struggles with control issues.

Flu day....5

My day, the one I planned isn’t going to happen.  It’s just not.  And I had a really good productive day planned.  It was good y’all.

Alas, the tasks I wanted to do will have to wait for another day.

Sure, it is frustrating.  I did my fair share of complaining this morning.  But, I opened up the Bible and read that verse and suddenly my to-do list and all the tasks didn’t matter as much.  Today is a day to love my daughter.  A day to choose peace and joy over productivity.

Yes, I made plans – but ultimately God’s purpose will prevail.  His purpose is that I would love Him more fully and more surrendered.  I believe His purpose is also to love others with greater intention and presence.

When I’m chained to my to-do list, I’m distracted and distant from loved ones.

Hear that sound? It’s me breaking the chain and going in to hang out with my daughter 🙂

Blessings to you,



  • sue donaldson

    So wise! It’s take a big hammer sometimes to break my chains – thanks for sharing, melissa!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:44 am
  • Meghan

    So encouraging! Thanks for this, Melissa!

    February 23, 2017 at 9:55 am
  • Casie

    Great, needed reminder!

    March 4, 2017 at 9:14 am

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