Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Falling into HIS Plans

"The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps."
~ Proverbs 16:9
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.

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.

I'm humbled.

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."
~Jeremiah 29:11
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.

1 comment:

  1. Oh for peace that comes with freedom! If I can just... Humility is so hard without Christ. So thankful for the One who was humble for me! Great post, thanks for sharing!