I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a
deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is plan.
I have a plan. I am moving to Arizona with my favorite #1 son to begin a new chapter.
So far, all the doors are wide open. Everything is falling into place.
But for me, the problem with a plan is the waiting. Because, despite all the efforts made to bring the plan to fruition, there is still waiting involved. Nothing happens instantaneously. No matter how much I want them to happen that way.
I still have to go to work at my current job. I still have to run errands. I still have to do laundry. I still have to do the everyday things that need doing. Plus now I’ve added all the extra tasks necessary for the plan. The paperwork, fingerprinting, TB testing, doctor visits, informing the management, researching moving companies, breaking a lease.
I don’t mind the tasks for the plan though. The tasks make me feel like I have some control over all of it. And Lord knows, I like to feel like I’m in control. Doesn’t everybody? But now that almost all the tasks are completed, I know I have to lay the plan before the Lord. He is the ultimate plan maker.
It’s time to sit back and do the thing I like least. Wait.