Commit your activities to the Lord, and your plans will be achieved.
- Proverbs 16:3
I am a self-proclaimed planner extraordinaire or… a chaos coordinator if you will!
I love a good laid out calendar and a planner makes my heart beat, and my life go smoothly. This was a big lesson I learned from my Mama as a kid.
Writing down appointments in a planner or recording dates of when and where I need to be helps me feel in control.
When something doesn’t go as planned- or ‘as it is written’, my heart sinks and I feel as though I am failing.
As an adult, a mother, and a wife to a military member- my plans are as solid as Jello! I write in dry erase marker, and I routinely say out loud- “Jesus help me to be ok with this change.” As I erase something off our family calendar for the day, month or even year.
Planning is helpful and I am grateful I have the habit- but, my plans do not trump Gods. His plans will always be greater. It should be our goal as believers to commit our ways to Him and make every plan obedient to His will for our lives. Planning through transition should be there to help us prioritize and keep our focus on God-given/centered goals during times of transition. Every action we take in our planning should be completed with Gods guidance.
I fail you God, I come up short in my planning and my willingness to submit to your ways and your will and father in the moments when I forget, thank you for being there to remind me. You are in control, and my plans are but a breath in the big plans you have for your will in my life. Be patient with me Father as I submit to your will over my circumstance, and I lean deeper into your goals for me.
Reflect: Are my plans in alignment for what God wants for me? Is there any planning I need to be more intentional with? How can my plans for my life be made more aligned with His will and gifts He has granted?