We all have our lessons to learn and I’d like to share mine today. When I got up this morning, my day was set and I was ready. An awesome church service (because there has never been one that wasn’t) followed by a possible short lunch with my BFF here in Austin and then boom – the rest of the day I was going to spend working on my book. Sundays are my writing days and I was ready.
Well, church was great (of course) and then my BFF here was fine with lunch and it was wonderful but it went longer than I had planned (didn’t realize it at the time because we so enjoy getting together the time just passes.) Toward the end of lunch my “brother from another mother” called asking when I was going to be coming over – I has forgotten that I was going to help get the data from his daughter’s old laptop transferred to her new laptop for school. It took longer than I had thought and by the time I got home I was just grumpy.
It was now evening and really too late to start a prolonged writing session and I was in my kitchen when I just had to stop and realize a couple of things…. I had a wonderful lunch with a wonderful friend today, and then I got to go help wonderful friends of mine and bless them with geeky tech skills that I have. And I was grumpy? I stopped right there in my kitchen and asked God to forgive me, because He gave me a much better day than I had planned. I was just too obsessed with having my day go MY way to appreciate just how good a day it was at the time.
The lesson? Don’t always think that when things don’t go as planned that things haven’t gone WELL. Maybe I’m the only stubborn one with a thick head, but it seems I need CONSTANT reminders from our Father that HE is in control and things are always better when I let Him drive. I like to think I’m a pretty good driver in a car. When it comes to our lives, we have a God that will gladly lead and navigate us through life so much better if we’ll only let Him.