Friday, March 28, 2008

The "Planner"

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord," plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jer. 29:11

If any of you know my oldest daughter you know that she is very much a planner. She needs to know schedules, the outfit that she is to wear the next day (or the next week) the menu for the night, events that might take place during the weekend, who will be in attendance, etc...

A conversation of ours might go like this:

Bren: What are we doing tomorrow

Me:Going to Neicy's (the babysitter)

Bren:What am I going to wear?
Me: Jeans and a t-shirt

Bren:What shoes am I wearing with it?

Me: Running shoes (because clearly they are not tennis shoes, b/c she doesn't play tennis, however she does run really fast in them...making them running shoes!!)

Bren: What are we doing after Neicy's?

Me: Driving home

Bren: After we drive home, what are we going to do?

Me: Eat dinner

Bren: What are we eating?

Me: Tacos

Bren: After we eat Tacos, what are we doing?

Me: Are you serious that you need to know what we are doing after we eat dinner...Tomorrow night...Lets worry about that tomorrow and focus on eating dinner TONIGHT!!!

So now, you understand that she MUST know every detail to be able to function and she is only 4, for cryin out loud!!! However I KNOW that is how she is and when she doesn't know ALL the details, she tends to get nervous and act up! So to avoid all of that behavior, I make sure that she know everything there is to know about whatever is at hand...Most days it wears me out that she can't just be 4 and not care about ALL the details in life. Why can't you just be a "fly by the seat of your pants" kind of girl, go play, have fun...enjoy your day! AND THEN IT HITS ME...Am I not the EXACT same way...Like Mother, Like Daughter!! Do I not get so frustrated when God holds out on me and won't give me ALL the details about our life. It would be a lot easier for me to know, where I need to work, where Brenly needs to go to preschool, if we should buy a house or keep renting, to buy a car or not to buy a car...If only I had all these details worked out, Life would so much easier or would it? God knows all those answers, but doesn't seem in a hurry to reveal them to me...because it's just not necessary I suppose! When I need to know...I am positive that he will fill me in...Until then, I feel like my heavenly father is saying the same things I say to Brenly...Don't worry about ALL the details, go play, have fun... enjoy your day.Let me worry about hose things so you don't have too! "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matt. 6:34.

Thank you God that you know ALL the details of my life and will reveal them to me in time...Until then help me to enjoy life...and teach my baby girl the same!


Anonymous said...

What a great blog:) It is so amazing how God uses our children to teach us so many lessions.

Faith said...

It is crazy to see how the Lord uses our children to teach us about ourself:)

Misty said...

Well, I for one am clear about what your future (job) should be... a devotional writer! Dadgum you are smart and deep and perfect as usual!

AND a reminder of WHY our children DO NEED to be friends... cuz Maci is the exact opposite! They even each other out!

And you spell stuff wrong.