I have learned and I am still learning that if ‘I’ think I have a plan, God will inevitably tell me to sit down, shut up, and take notes.
In the last three months since the big move I thought we would have a whole horde of the check list done by now, instead I feel like some days I am just making my mental ends meet!
Painting – We’ve picked colors (Which took a month..)
The Basement – Has drywall up and we’ve bough the pot lights
The floors – Untouched
The only thing that has any kind of real forward movement is my sewing room (I set up the desk and unloaded some books onto the bookshelf.
For me I guess I have been learning one important lesson and that is
“Not all of what you want is going to happen at once.”
Like I said before, God has a way of making it VERY clear that this life, this plan, is in His time, not mine. And no matter what I do, He will do what is right for me. So I can stress, I can worry, and I can pull my hair out, but in the end how is that going to do anything for me? I already have wayyy to many grey hairs, why would I give myself more by stressing over things I have no control over?
The other thing I am learning about is “Resting and being content in the moment.”
There are so many times when we look at the grass on the other side of the fence and wonder why we aren’t there yet?
“Why am I still single?” “Why aren’t I married yet?” “When will we have kids?” “When will I get that new job?”
And we worry and worry and worry about things that are to come we forget there is a NOW!
So you’re single, God has a plan for the right man for you! So there isn’t a glimmer of kids on the horizon yet, God knows when you are supposed to have them! So why are you spending all those grey hairs on those far off things when you have friends, parents, siblings, partners and LIFE that still has to be lived!
I am in no ways perfect. I stress and fuss and worry like a sinner in church (Oh wait, I am!) But I know my GOD is bigger and wiser and I just need to hang on tight for the ride HE is going to take me on in Good Time!
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. Paslm 4:8