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.
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,