Remember when we were kids and we couldn’t wait until school summer vacation? By July, we had begun to mourn that it was almost over. July is upon us. I saw a Facebook meme recently informing FB world how many days until Christmas. Is it just me, or does it feel like we just hauled all that Christmas conglomeration to storage?
I had some stuff I wanted to get done before my birthday and now my birthday has come and gone. Some stuff didn’t get done. I had a time line and weekly/monthly goals. They drifted past me. Drifted like the papers I dropped in the parking lot. The closer I got to them, the wind carried them further away. If. I. Can. Just. Get. My. Foot. On. Those. Papers. The “Dance of the Wind Swept Papers.”
Psalm 37:23 tells us:
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Doesn’t He realize that I have a beautiful iBloom planner that has lots of stuff written in it? Plans and goals, to-dos and notes are neatly recorded with some of my prettiest handwriting. Are you doing the “Dance of the Wind Swept Papers” too? If we can just put our foot on those goals and get a firm grip on them, we could get going. Our year is half over and we got stuff to do.
Sometimes life just happens. Our plans don’t follow the bullet points on the list. When that happens, we trust in the Lord’s preparation. Our perspective changes from anxiety to anticipation. We understand that the delays are apart of the Master plan. We look forward to our next door opening.
If we have done our part, we wait for God to do His. In our waiting, we remain faithful where we are. We seek Christ with all our heart. We read our Bible, we pray, we show ourselves friendly, we love each other, we learn a new skill, we be the best we can be – where we are.
You want some good news for your day? God is into details. We can rest in His love.