Thursday, March 11, 2010


I was humbled at small group tonight.  I apologize in advance for the rambling that is going to happen here.  I tend to do that a lot.

We talked about FAITH and GIVING tonight.

"What are you doing right now that requires faith?" is one question that was posed.

Well, I can tell you one thing I do that limits my need for faith.  I plan.

I have been "planning" my life since the day I got my first cute little planner.  (I now have the awesome one from Barnes and Noble with the year on the front, it's great).  This planning has gotten significantly worse since Caleb and I were married.  I have this hypothetical checklist of things for us to buy, do, and accomplish.  Sure, some of these things will bring glory to God, but will they all?  They are MY plans, not necessarily HIS.

I am now striving to let go and give all my plans over to the LORD.  Only HE knows what is best for me, for us.  We talked tonight about how absolutely ridiculous worldly things and plans are.  

It was a great example of God's perfect timing and plans.  My silly checklist has gotten a bit out of control lately (hehe), and He has grabbed my attention again.

I am ashamed and humbled by the envy, greed, and lack of compassion I struggle with each day.  I pray for the Lord to change my heart so that I can remember how blessed I am to be exactly where HE plans for me today.

Read Hebrews 11.

"And it is impossible to please God without faith.  Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."  Hebrews 11:6


Courtney said...

I think we, as women, all struggle with the same "planning" issues. We are all at the point in life where we are just starting out, in our 20s, with goals and dreams. There is so much ahead of us that we think we need to "plan"....marriages,babies,jobs,houses. I've got MY plans too, trust me! And, it's a DAILY surrender. Thanks for the reminder. I needed that!!!

Tricia said...

I, too, needed this reminder, Kathryn! Even at my "old" age, I still plan, plan, plan out my life. I have learned through the years to be content with what God has given me. We have all been so blessed!