We all plan! We plan our days, our weeks, our meals, our vacations, our lessons. We make plans to meet friends, to go out, some even plan when they will have children, when to retire, and sometimes there are those few that over plan everything, or maybe that’s just me??!?! There is an old saying from a movie that says “If you build it they will come!”, we have changed it to say “If you planned it, it will happen!” But what happens when things don’t go as you planned?
So if you’re anything like me then you probably have a contingency plan, but sometimes even those don’t work. Case in point this past year hubby went through some medical issues, and that was NOT something I had every really planned for. I mean, come on we are young, we eat
right better, we go to the Y, but seriously we are young so your not suppose to get sick, right?!!?!
The lesson that I learned was that I was NOT in control. I learned that sometimes, just sometimes there really isn’t anything that I can do, I just needed to let others have control of the situation and hang on for the ride. Which of course is utterly hard for me to do, you know the whole type A planning personality going on!!!
The moment I realized that this was bigger than me and that there was nothing I could do was the night my hubby had a seizure and stopped breathing. I did chest compression and called 911. While following the ambulance, I cried out to the Lord, as tears streamed down my face, I called on Him to take over.
No, everything didn’t get fixed that night, but I was able to gain peace from leaning on Him. I was able to breathe again. When other would ask “How everything was? How was I doing?” I was able to say “I’m okay! and that everything was getting better!”
So when things don’t go as planned, we could keep fighting it and try to take everything on ourselves, or we can give it Up!! This time I choose to let go and to lean on God. For me, it is easier to go to the Lord, and then for me to look for the positive in each situation. I am a firm believer in looking on the bright side. So just because someone says they are “fine” don’t always mean there is nothing wrong, it could just mean that at that moment, they can see a positive, so maybe at that moment in time they really are just fine!!!
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