August 10, 2012

The Master Planner

In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps.

Proverbs 16:9


I want to consider myself the "master planner."  I've always loved lists.  I still carry a leather bound day planner. My mind can easily stitch together a complicated set of "to-dos" and execute them flawlessly.

After a week like this, I am reminded that I am finite and the Master Planner knows everything.

If my original plans for this week had gone the way I envisioned, I would be out of the country for a work trip right now. I would have missed being here for Gran Fran and my mom.  I would have missed the precious hours we have all been able to spend together.  (Trust me, we can make a hospital room relatively fun!) Throughout the various scenarios that have occurred this week, it has been evident that I was needed to be here, in Mississippi.

How could I have known?
I didn't.
God did.

I'm glad I'm not in control.

Lord, teach me to listen to you and follow where you lead.

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