If you are a planner this post will tug at your heart in one way or another. I am a huge planner. I like to always have a plan and I don't really like when that changes without my permission. Change is one thing when you know it's coming, but sometimes it comes so fast it basically slaps you in the face. Boy is that a hard feeling or what?
I have been hinting all week at a big surprise on Friday, and I had every intention of that happening. I have been so excited! I have also been working very hard to make sure this surprise goes off without a hitch. But then yesterday change came and guess what it did? It slapped me in the face.
As Christians we always seem to try & tell God our plans. In return God says, "Okay now this is my plan." For a planner, like myself, this is never fun. I have been taught to have an appreciation for God's plan, but yesterday when God decided our plans didn't match, I kind of had a freak out moment. It is scary when something happens that changes everything. I don't like it, but I do have a larger appreciation of what that means. So my plans were messed up, but you and I both know God has some greater reason for that sudden change. I may not like it, but hopefully I will look back and see why God wanted to delay my surprise.
Yes, I did say delay. My surprise will not be happening tomorrow because of a major change in plans. I mean I am not particularly happy about it, but the most important thing is that I am still thankful, no matter what. I did have to monitor and adjust, but that is life in a nutshell. We all have to do that every day. Most of the time that monitoring and adjusting is on a smaller scale, but we always seem to do just that: monitor and adjust.
I so badly wish I could tell the full story, but I will save that for another day. My surprise will be coming soon... Stay tuned.
This change/issue I dealt with yesterday seemed huge, but on the grand scheme of things, it really isn't that big of a deal. I can promise you that there are people in this world who wish all they had to deal with was the problem I had yesterday. Life does slap us in the face with unexpected change, but because of my unexpected change yesterday, I have learned it is all about being smart in monitoring and adjusting. Most of us wish we got to control every thing that happens in life, but luckily we can't. I would much rather have God making the best plan for me... After all He does know best! He is sovereign over EVERY thing, the big & the small. I just can't wait to see how he takes my surprise and makes it better than I could have ever imagined. Praise God for that!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!