Is Failing to Plan Really Planning to Fail…?

There really isn’t too much failing to plan over here… despite my squirrel-y tendencies…. I really do have a planning side, maybe sometimes to a fault and I have notes and lists and journals and calendars to prove it…

lists
…the mess in my head put to paper… why yes it is kind of scary to see it all in print…

On any given morning (this is apparently when inspiration strikes for me…sooo not convenient when you’re in the shower and have nothing to write with… ) I will have no less than 3 things I’m trying to remember to do before I go out the door, 4 things rolling around that I need to write down to remember to do later, an awesome thought for a Sunday School lesson, 2 great ideas for blog posts and an epiphany on a scripture that I might have read that morning…

All this stuff continues to rattles around as I’m finishing getting ready and looking for a pen and wait what was I going to write down again…? Sadly, this could explain why I went out of the house with only eyeliner and no mascara the other day… {I’ve never been hip to the makeup gig anyway… this confirms it I think…}

Even with all my notes and lists guess how many days I accomplish all the things I set out to do and life comes off exactly how I planned it…

that’s right zero.

And it’s ok.

Want to make God laugh- tell him your plans. I am constantly reminding myself that He’s got this. Last week, every devotion and every verse I happened to read for the whole morning was about trust. Trust God with not only your future, but your day. Your minute by minute. Instead of feeling guilty about all the things I didn’t accomplish or that didn’t turn out right in my mind, I can choose to rejoice in the things I did cross off and the unintentional blessings that came my way – even if it’s only that remembered to brush my teeth. The things of greater importance are did I show love to others today and did I spend time with God…? After those things happen, all the other items will conveniently be put into their place.

Now, there are a few things that come to mind that I never planned for…

organizing my kitchen cabinets yesterday… the feeling struck and I ran with it…

this boy young man…

corey collage
…unexpected part of a package deal…♥…

This trip…

...they said it was closer than Disney... this is what happens when you decide you don't want to go home after vacation...
2009… this is what happens when you throw caution to the wind and decide you only live once…well that and you’re not ready for vacation to be over yet…

All the more evidence that it doesn’t matter how many life goals, plans and lists I write out. Sometimes the unplanned moments and things are the best… My plans are just suggestions to God anyway… He really holds the pen.

So may your Monday be filled not with mourning over what didn’t get done this weekend or stuff that didn’t happen the way you wished but with hope of things to come this week..!

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