You know I am often torn between planning and “to do” lists and schedules, and just “winging it” through life. My split personality comes from years of seeing my plans change because things happen that I don’t anticipate. I was reminded yesterday that some of those things can seem very insignificant until we see them from a different perspective. I am always asking God for guidance and yet sometimes when it comes it is so gentle and subtle that it is overlooked. I guess I am often guilty of waiting for the burning bush.
Looking back over this past year I can see some little events and encounters and experiences that have had a profound effect on how I will proceed toward the future. I am reminded this morning of Romans 8:28- “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” We just have to remember that Paul doesn’t mean fun times and comfort. He refers to our eternal life and he qualifies his statement with two requirements: we must love God and do His will.
Things happen…it is how we handle them that matters.