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Plan ~ 9/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

I am continuing with 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes which means I’m writing for five minutes on a prompt each day in October.  I’d love for you to follow along with me on this journey or better yet, join in at http://www.fiveminutefridays.com

Time starts now!

“You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 (NLT)

It’s been almost a year since we moved into our new house.  To prepare I had to sort, pack, toss, and  give away.  Our 115 year old house needed to be torn down. We moved into temporary quarters and stayed there until our new house was finally ready.  Needless to say it required a lot of plan making!  Some plans were easy; others more complicated.  But through it all we had the goal of finally living in a beautiful, new house to keep us going.

I like to make plans. No, I actually LOVE to make plans.  Being spontaneous is something I wish I was, but alas I’m more comfortable knowing what to expect.  Going through the new house process was stressful.  It was fun.  It was frustrating.  It was slow at times and I had moments where I thought it would never happen.  But, here I am sitting at my new table, in my new dining room, in my new house. Plans came together, a dream came true, and our life changed!

Yes, I like to make plans…. I’m so good at it I sometimes think I know what’s best and I tell God step by step just what I need to do or where I need to be.  Did you get that? I tell God MY plans! Friends, you know what happens when I try and be God’s day-planner, don’t you?  Things. Fall. Apart!

Letting go of the plan isn’t easy for me (it could require a planner intervention), but I’m learning that God’s plan for my life and your life is far better than any we make ever could be.  When God’s plans come together not only does life change but LIVES change and instead of falling apart, things and people come TOGETHER! This planner thinks that sounds like a dream come true!

Time’s up!