It’s no big secret that I like to have things planned out and organized. I need to know what’s going to happen and when so that I feel like I have control over some aspect of life. But part of the problem is that in all actuality I have absolutely no control. Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?
I have been working on my need for control…and it has gotten a little better (when you have a small child, you realize that you can’t control a lot of things…like getting somewhere on time). Things just don’t always work out like we plan them (I’ve always been told that “that’s life”). So should we stop planning things? I don’t think so! I think my family would be under a lot of stress if I didn’t plan things out. But I do think we need to learn to trust God’s plan instead of our own, after all, He holds the Master Plan.
So, I’ve decided that I’m going to start praying specifically for God to help me see (and follow) the Master Plan. Sometimes, I feel like I’m asking Him to share His biggest secret with me! I think He wants us to see the Master Plan, but our human minds just can’t comprehend the “big picture” (as my teacher in high school, Mrs. Reich always called it). I am confident that God is willing to share anything we ask for, but we have to be open to receiving it!
On a side note, Ricky’s last doctor appointment went well. No bad news, but no good news either. He will go back in 3 months to have his bloodwork done again. Also, our church youth group is getting ready for their Discovery weekend in February and looking for a lot of help. Kyle and I prayed about it and decided to allow 3 senior high students to spend the night with us the 2 nights of Discovery. Please pray for all of the kids attending and all of the people helping out so that these kids will see God move in their lives!