The Plan Which Teaches Me To Trust

Today is a Five Minute Friday Post; every Friday bloggers are given a word prompt and instructed to write for five minutes.  No more, no less.  Today’s word prompt: plan.

Go.

Much like many mothers out there I begin my day with a plan in mind.  It’s a plan which tells me what to expect during the day.  But I’ve had a problem with that for some years.

My plan never, ever works out.

So much frustration in my day occurs due to the plan not working out.  In my early years of parenting, I would find myself experiencing anxiety due to the plan fizzling during the day.  It’s been a difficult challenge to learn how to just run with a new plan.

I even tried to head this off by creating several different plans to work with for my week.  Plans which included the disruptions; maybe if I included those disruptions I wouldn’t have this shut down effect when the plan doesn’t work out the way I envisioned.

But then I discovered something.

When my plan didn’t pan out in the direction I wanted it to, I completely lost trust in the Lord for His plan for my day.

When our plans for the day teach us to trust in the Lord. - Anchored In His Grace #fmf #christianlife #motherhood

It was a revelation to think that the Lord might actually have different plans than me.

Maybe His plan was for me to just trust His leading for the day.

Maybe His plan was for me to focus on something else during the day.

Maybe His plan was to provide for me in some way that I couldn’t see as I created my plan in the first place.

As my parenting years have rolled on, my anxiety of my failed plans has decreased, and what I hear most from the Lord now in regards to my plan is this:

Maybe this is what I have for you today…not that.

Stop.

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4 thoughts on “The Plan Which Teaches Me To Trust

  1. Your post is so very relevant to everyone’s life. God’s plan for the day, for the season, for our whole earthly life is front and center the most important information we need to gain. Thank-you, a FMF neighbor

    1. Thanks, Gabriele! It seems such a simple concept, yet I find that I still struggle with it daily. Oh well, praise the Lord for his new mercies each morning! 🙂

  2. So real and how-it-is. It happens even after the kids are grown and gone elsewhere! It’s good to plan, but you are reminding me, each day to give my plans to God, before I even get going on them. If “my” plan predominates my mind, I can become too self-proccupied and lose my focus on Him! Thanks! God bless!

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