What a busy March has been for me. This year is flying right by.
Welcome to all the new CWM subscribers in our community. One of
the things I love about spring is all the new life we see. Trees
are budding, flowers are starting to bloom, and the grass is getting
green. Spring also reminds me of the new life we have in Christ.
All things are new.
Article – Who is in control of your schedule?
Who is in control of your daily schedule? If you have a young baby,
you might say the baby controls everything right now. You might
also say your job controls your schedule. I know there are times
when it feels my schedule is totally out of control.
I have been convicted lately of allowing God to control my schedule.
I often think I have my day perfectly planned with my to do list
etched out on my post it notes. (I am the post it note queen). Then,
God rearranges my schedule with divine appointments and interruptions.
What do divine appointments or interruptions look like? It could
be a friend who is in need, a church member who suddenly goes to
the hospital, a friend who really needs someone to listen to them,
another friend’s husband died, and the list can go on.
Divine interruptions happen with children as well. You may have
planned to do laundry or clean the kitchen then a special little
one wants a story read or to go for a walk. My children are teenagers
now and they don’t often want to talk. Yet, recently they
have wanted to have some long discussions and that has interrupted
I’m slowly learning to hold my plans loosely. I am a list
maker and love to mark things off the list, but often God has other
plans. Instead of getting frustrated I’m learning to listen
and be obedient to what God has for my day.
The following verse is very convicting for me, “The heart
of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9. The Lord establishes his steps in the sovereign direction
that I need to go. In my life it often seems God’s direction
is never one that I expected or planned. Can I be obedient to follow
His plan for my day and not my own?
When your children are little or even old it seems plans often
get thrown out the window. Yet, maybe we should realize the Divine
planner has the perfect plan for our schedules.
Who controls your schedule? “God … is the blessed controller
of all things, the king over all kings and the master of all masters”
I Timothy 6:15. “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and
my cup; you have made my lot secure.” Psalm 16:5. Can we learn
to trust God with our schedule?
Becoming a Mom I think requires you to be less uptight. You learn
that it is quite normal to have doll shoes and toy cars in your
purse. Your time is no longer you own. I also think when you are
a Mom you desperately see how much your need your Savior’s
wisdom for all the things you face. May God bless you today with