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 playing in one of her gaming websites http://elitist-gaming.com/, it’s actually of cool if you are into this kind of stuff, the only thing was that it’s her fifth day with the flu so she has been playing so much that I had to reboot the computer and get a booster so it could run properly, good thing was that you can find it in the same website. But anyways, 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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