Monday, April 9, 2012

Life Interrupted...

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Life Interrupted...

Running here, there and everywhere in between.

This has been my life these last few weeks;

Writing deadlines, projects for work, birthday parties with 26 teenagers at my house, family in town, sickness, health scares with my dad, overbooked calendar, spring break, drivers licenses, new cars, oldest turned 18, youngest turned 16, Liberty college for a weekend, family dinners, Praise & Coffee Nights, leadership team meetings, volunteer appreciation breakfasts, Maundy Thursday services, and Easter services yesterday at church.

...and that is just in the last three weeks.

There are projects that I've wanted to work on and yet at every turn something gets in the way and I have to lay down the project, idea, or list and just go with what's in front of me.

I'm not normally a list kinda girl, but in this season of my life I have had to keep more lists to stay somewhat organized.

I'll shoot straight with you. There are many times when I want to pull my hair out and run for the hills (except I live in South Florida and we don't really have any hills).

Why can't I get a few things done off my list?
Why are there so many things going on at the same time?
Is it always going to be like this?

...and yet, I'm learning (slowly I might add) that it is not, nor has it ever been, about "my lists" and "my plans" at all.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 NIV

In letting go of my own lists and plans I can see that He has me right where I need to be. Is it what I expected? No, probably not, but releasing the white knuckle grip of control has allowed me focus on being right where He has me to be.

Right at this very moment and there is no place I'd rather be.

So, today, instead of being frustrated with the interruptions in life I am choosing to see them as divine appointments.

What about you?

In what ways has life been interrupted for you lately?

Have any of these "interruptions" actually been "divine appointments"?

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