I'm trying something new. Kate Motaung hosts Five Minute Friday where writers around the interwebs write for only five minutes on a single word which is assigned each week. No overthinking or editing is allowed. I look forward to the challenge and the growth this will bring.
Today's word: Plan
The quote that comes to mind when I hear the word plan is "man proposes, but God disposes". I'm not sure where it came from originally, but I grew up with that quotation and have found it to be so very true.
I planned to have a productive week, but I wound up with malaria.
I planned to visit many government offices yesterday, but discovered after the two hour drive, that they were all closed due to a holiday.
When my plans go awry, I have to step back and consider the plan that God actually had for that week or day. And, then I go with it. Yesterday I ended up sitting at the hotel and getting a ton of work done (they have an ottoman that works perfectly as a footstool under the desk which somehow makes me more productive) and the day was saved.
Today we visited every government office on our list and did all of yesterday's work and today's and even got done early. Amazing!
Jeremiah tells me that God's plans for me were formed before I was even born.
I probably won't stop making lists and plans, but I'm glad to serve a God Who looks after me so well.