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Waylaid plans and walking on water

on April 27, 2014

As I sit here contemplating how to approach the two above subjects into one cohesive post, I realize that God’s really touching on the same thing in me with both of them.

“You’re not in control, honey.”

My natural bent: Planner. Proactive.  Lists lists lists. Breaking everything down into measurable, predictable results.  No wonder I aced statistics in undergrad.  Forget plan B, I’ve got everything mapped out to plan Z 1/2.  I try to think of every last contingency.

So, for the last week and change, I have had about a 2 % success rate in accomplishing what I’d planned.

To-do list at work?  Nope.

Social plans with a friend?  *bzzzzzzzt*  Try again.  (Though we DID do the MAIN thing, which was take in a marvelous concert by Selah.  Praise God.)

To-do list at home?  Cue breath-stealing laughter.

You’ve heard the saying, “We plan, God laughs”?  I think I had Him off His throne and rolling on the floor laughing to tears this week.  Because nothing. went. according. to. plan.

I got pretty testy about it at various points.  “Can just ONE THING GO RIGHT TODAY??????”  *deep breath*  *deep breath* *staring upward, lips clenched*

After over a week straight, though, I finally backed down.

From now on, I’m not going to call them “to-do” lists.  I’m going to call them “Father, May I?” lists.  Because I can do absolutely nothing unless He allows me to.  That point has been solidly proven!!!

And in the same track, an update on the house search.  Still nothing.  But I’ve stepped out in faith now…gave official notice that I won’t be renewing my lease, yesterday, directly to my building manager.  This is directly in God’s hands now, no turning back.  I’ve stepped out of the boat, I’m on the water, I’m walking toward Jesus.  This isn’t happening unless He makes it happen.

Help me, Father, to keep my eyes on You and Your Son, until you come through.  I can’t swim.  🙂

God’s in charge, and He is faithful.  Words to live by in the coming days.

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