In The Moment

I’m not a planner. Indeed, spontaneity is fun for me & I enjoy being agile for various adventures, mostly. But I’ve come to appreciate that planning can often make things better & so I’ve learned to value the process.
With that said, I’m learning that God is both the Perfect Planner & Playful Partner. I can see the strategic hand of God when I look back at various seasons & experiences. But let’s also be willing to follow God moment by moment in nimble obedience & undisputed trust!

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Currently, I’m listening to my kids talk with their neighbor friends about doing a lemonade stand.  It’s interesting to hear them talk through their ideas: dismissing some, adjusting some and embracing somek (along with some fun rabbit trails – Leonardo Davinci was left handed but wrote with his right hand so he wouldn’t smudge the ink). Anyways, there’s alot to be said for planning & I say this because I tend to not be very good at planning.  I tend to leap before I look & then wonder how I got myself into these various messes.  Thankfully, God had me marry an engineer, who can be the epitome of planning.  My husband’s mantra to me is:  if you fail to plan you plan to fail.  I had to listen to that a few times before I could really appreciate that wisdom, even when it was counter-intuitive to me ,)

The flip side is that being spontaneous can be lots of fun!!!  If you’re the planning type, be careful that you don’t get so stuck in the plans that you fail to do something;  if you’re the spontaneous type, don’t neglect to plan so that you wind up in an unplanned mess 🙂

Happy Labor Day!!