It seems to me that the days are replacing each other with lightning speed lately. I’m still trying to recover from thanksgiving only it’s already after the new year.
How did this happen?
Intentions I had flew out the window. There was sickness, doctor appointments, poor attempts at keeping up with laundry, getting meals cooked at the last minute and a multitude of other things that I had planned that were rearranged for me. Ugh.
How do you deal with interruptions and plans gone awry?
I am learning that there’s always “Mañana”. Or maybe not. Either way things will either get done or they won’t. When I was younger I stressed over everything that didn’t go to plan.
Interferences were not allowed in my house.
Ooohh. How I made everyone miserable along with myself!! I apologize here and now.
Today I face selling a house, getting finances in order to do the taxes, a new diet plan started by myself and husband (#whole30), the demolition and refurb of the kitchen and several other things that are hanging over my head. How in the world?? January will be over before I realize it and there may be nothing to show for it.
How will you spend the first month of 2018? Making plans or just living each day?
Sometimes I feel like Job- honest and hopeful:
My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near. Job 17:11-12
There are some very good instructions regarding plans in scripture:
- Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21)
- Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance. (Proverbs 20:18)
- The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. (Proverbs 21:5)
- To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. (Proverbs 16:1)
- Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22)
- Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?” (Isaiah 29:15)
- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)