I have been hinting all week at a big surprise on Friday, and I had every intention of that happening. I have been so excited! I have also been working very hard to make sure this surprise goes off without a hitch. But then yesterday change came and guess what it did? It slapped me in the face.
As Christians we always seem to try & tell God our plans. In return God says, “Okay now this is my plan.” For a planner, like myself, this is never fun. I have been taught to have an appreciation for God’s plan, but yesterday when God decided our plans didn’t match, I kind of had a freak out moment. It is scary when something happens that changes everything. I don’t like it, but I do have a larger appreciation of what that means. So my plans were messed up, but you and I both know God has some greater reason for that sudden change. I may not like it, but hopefully I will look back and see why God wanted to delay my surprise.
Yes, I did say delay. My surprise will not be happening tomorrow because of a major change in plans. I mean I am not particularly happy about it, but the most important thing is that I am still thankful, no matter what. I did have to monitor and adjust, but that is life in a nutshell. We all have to do that every day. Most of the time that monitoring and adjusting is on a smaller scale, but we always seem to do just that: monitor and adjust.
I so badly wish I could tell the full story, but I will save that for another day. My surprise will be coming soon… Stay tuned.
This change/issue I dealt with yesterday seemed huge, but on the grand scheme of things, it really isn’t that big of a deal. I can promise you that there are people in this world who wish all they had to deal with was the problem I had yesterday. Life does slap us in the face with unexpected change, but because of my unexpected change yesterday, I have learned it is all about being smart in monitoring and adjusting. Most of us wish we got to control every thing that happens in life, but luckily we can’t. I would much rather have God making the best plan for me… After all He does know best! He is sovereign over EVERY thing, the big & the small. I just can’t wait to see how he takes my surprise and makes it better than I could have ever imagined. Praise God for that!
Southern and Thankful