We plan, we schedule, we make time for activities and when all of those things get turned upside down and shaken up, What do we do?
Normally I’m not a fan of spontaneity. I am a planner! I have my calendar on my phone synced with hubby’s calendar, then I make sure that I write it all down on a wall calendar (so everyone knows what is going on) and then I also write down on a whiteboard calendar. Now I don’t schedule every minute of the day and I don’t freak out if something doesn’t get done. It’s just typically I tend to plan and map out our activities.
So what happens when things get all shook up? Well normally I just move to Plan B, or sometimes Plan C. But one way to throw me for a loop is when my plans get changed and my back up plans won’t work either.
Lately we have been going through a season of changes, some have been nice while others have be down right rotten. But one thing that I have learned is I am NOT in charge! It really doesn’t matter what I have planned (not that I’m gonna stop planning hehe), if the Lord wants us to change directions then we will change directions and at His pace not ours.
Sometimes we just need to TRUST! Society actually teaches us not to trust. We lock our doors, turn on alarm systems. We make our FB pages private, we don’t list our phone numbers. We are leery of someone parked in a car. Some would say that all of those are about protection. But what would we need to be protected from if we were able to trust others? If you could trust that others would not harm you or your family, would not break the law, that they would the right thing then we wouldn’t need to protect ourselves.
Society trains us to watch others and always be on guard. So if you are always on guard, what happens when the Lord tells you to TRUST in HIM????
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
What happened to us was that school didn’t end for the year yesterday. Normally I would be freaking out by now and would have scrambled around pleading with the girls to finish extra assignments just so we would be still on schedule. But another thing that I learned thorough this season is that the Lord will equip you with the tools necessary to complete each job. So yes I’m bummed that we didn’t stay on schedule because I feel that schedules help our children, but at the same time the life lessons that the girls got to learn this year trumps workbook pages.
This journey of homeschooling has many twist and turns. Every time I think I have it all figured out, things get flipped upside down and my way of thinking changes…the Lord is preparing us for changes.
What changes are you being prepared for???
Wishing you many Blessings