"The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps."I'm a lister - a planner. I fill journals, notepads, scrap paper, word docs and anything else I can find with lists and plans and lists of how to accomplish my plans.
~ Proverbs 16:9
And then it happens. I'm knocked straight down off my list by the hand of the Lord.
I get upset. I cry and stomp my feet (sometimes literally). But I always hear the humbling voice of the Lord whispering (okay, sometimes He shouts), "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD'S purpose that will prevail." (Proverbs 19:21)
I think I know it all - how it all should go. How my day should be laid out, what a perfect house looks like, what a perfect child acts like, what a perfect marriage is, how a perfect mom / wife behaves and thinks and talks. . . And I write down my plans and lists accordingly. And God shows me that I know. . . well, not a whole lot after all.
And it hurts.
But it's also pretty freeing. . .
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD, "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."If I can just be humbled, just be okay with it. . . I can fall into the freedom of letting Him who really knows best plan my days, direct my steps. . . I can fall into the peace that comes with that freedom.