Lately, I have found myself becoming annoyed with
delays and obstacles in my schedule. With a to-do list with zero room for error
or interruption, there is no question in my mind of why I am annoyed. I have
plans and goals and I intend to accomplish them.
current objectives that beg to be achieved. A family of two active boys and a
husband that I am passionate about, keep me on my toes and add adventure to my
life. Every minute has value to me, except for delays and interruptions.
control and I don’t like it. But what’s a girl to do when feeling out of
control? Make more charts, calendars and graphs to work around the
interruptions? Or maybe I need a life coach to help me be more organized.
profound words that rip my heart open and give me the answer to eliminating my
to my rebellious children, says the Lord; you ask advice from everyone but me
and decide to do what I don’t want you to do.
You yoke yourselves with unbelievers, thus piling up your sins. For without
consulting me you have gone down to Egypt to find aid and have put your
trust in Pharaoh for his protection. But in trusting Pharaoh, you will be disappointed, humiliated and
disgraced, for he can’t deliver on his promises to save you. For though his
power extends to Zoan and Hanes, yet it will all turn out to your shame—he
won’t help one little bit!” (vs.1-5 TLB, italics mine)
ask advice from everyone but me and decide to do what I don’t want you to do. …without
consulting me… you will be disappointed, humiliated and disgraced, for he can’t
deliver on his promises to save you.”
author of my to-do list; not me or even the best life-coach I can pay. When I
leave God out of the planning equation, I open myself up to frustration, wrong
turns and delays.
to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Jeremiah
10:23 proclaims, “I know, O Lord, that the way of man is
not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.” (ESV)
future. He uniquely designed our gifts and our talents to be a blessing to this
world. He is the only one who can adequately plan my days, turning obstacles
into opportunities and frustrations into purpose.
plans loosely, and trust that your life is in God’s hands?
Angela Craig is the Director of the Women’s Department at the Northwest Ministry Network. She is passionate about helping people discover God’s greatest potential for their lives, not only in her role as director but as a Gallup Strengths Coach.
Angela has a bachelor’s degree in Ministry Leadership from Northwest University, is a current master’s student in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University and is an Ordained Minister with AOG. Angela lives in Fall City, WA with her husband, Mark and her two boys who keep her world real and alive.
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