I don’t know about you, but I like to have my ducks in a row with their tails all lined up nice, and pretty. I’m not one for surprises and just letting things happen is tough for me. A friend once told me I need to let go a little.
“You’re a type A-,” he said.
Not totally anal, but just enough to need to loosen up when it comes to some things. Like planning my days, years, my life. I often tell God, “If you’ll just tell me what’s going to happen it will all be good.
Ah, but God knows better.
He knows that my mind works over time with considering the possibilities and I get all worked up about stuff that hasn’t even happened.
I did this recently and I thought I knew exactly what would happen, but surprise! I had it all backward. I spent a lot of time thinking and planning. Time wasted. My peace was shredded in the process.
And, I then had to convince myself that God’s plan really was better than mine. I’d been so sure, but it wasn’t to be. I think this is human nature. The wanting God to come alongside us instead of being willing to come alongside him.
It may be, but it’s not what God expects from us. His word says tomorrow isn’t promised, so trying to come up with a plan he will bless is really just wasting the time we have today. This is something I don’t know if I’ll ever have under control, but it’s something I keep striving for because it’s in the letting God be in charge that the peace that passes understanding is found.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own. ~Matthew 6:34