Friday, March 13, 2015

My First Five Minute Friday

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.


  1. And His plans always are so much better - even when it looks like a mess to begin with and I'm still trying to figure out how to push His Plans into my time slot! When will I ever learn that His ways aren't ours? Have a wonderful week ahead, Amy!

  2. Stumbling with graceMarch 13, 2015

    Learning his plans differ to ours sometimes throws us. Im trying to find peace in the trust.

  3. AmysAdventuresMarch 13, 2015

    Thank you, Jackie! You have a wonderful week too! We'll have to see what God has in store for us. :)

  4. Welcome to FMF - so glad you are here! I'm also so glad to serve a glad who cares for me so well! His plans are incredible, aren't they?! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.

  5. Good one on plan.... love it!


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