Sunday, June 05, 2016

A Sunday thought...Big Plans

Last week my husband and I were talking about that fantastic feeling of euphoria students have on the last day of school after the last exam, the last bell, and the last 3:15 ride home. Do you remember that feeling? Well, when you're a teacher, you get to relive it over, and over, and over again. I must confess: it's just as wonderful as an adult!

Every year I make BIG plans for the summer, which these days amounts to about eight weeks. This year the big plans on my list include things like...

...clean out one drawer a day.

Make the flower bed look like this...

...because right now, it looks like a tiny jungle. 
(I can't believe I'm showing you this.)

Clean out and organize the catch-all shelf in the laundry room.
(Just keeping it real. Come on now, no judging.)

Then there will be tons of projects to work on, plus arranging and rearranging every table top. 

As I was making MY plans for the few weeks I have off, I was reminded that plans can change--and often do--especially when the plans we make for our lives are not in line with His plans. Even our best thought out, laid out, designed plans are no match for God's master plan. How much better off we would be to seek His plan before we tried to come up with one of our own. Trust in his plan.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 

 Jeremiah 29:11

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 

 Proverbs 3:5-6


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