I had great plans to do lots of cooking this week. I also had a few projects and some organizing that I wanted to do. My plans fell apart. It seems sometimes that the more we plan and schedule things, the less likely those things are to happened. Don’t get me wrong, I like schedules and to do lists. I do much better when I have them. It just seems that when we have a lot to do and think that we have it all planned and figured out, that the Lord tries to teach us a lesson. No matter how much we plan, our ways are not His ways. Our schedules need to make way for the things He plans for us. Sometimes this is major events in our own lives, but most of the time it is a lot of smaller things that make you realize that you are not in control of the little things but that God is.
This last week was one of those times for me. Nothing major happened but a lot of little things did to disrupt my plans to get things done. My kids needed me, my husband had things that he needed me to do, I had to fix a couple of meals for someone at church who had emergency surgery, and I spent quite a bit of time on the phone setting up a meal schedule so that this family could have meals over the next few weeks. My long to do list will have to be postponed until next week. But that is okay. I did get a lot done, just not the things I had set out to do. I got done the important things. I got done the things that the Lord placed in front of me. It gave me a chance to remember that we have many tasks that are important, but they are not always what we set out to do. We need to learn to adjust our schedules to fit in the many things that God sets before us.