Daily Delight

Friday, November 10, 2017

I’m an over-preparer. I have been my whole life. It’s a great yet annoying trait. I have to have context of any given situation, I have to have a plan and be prepared, often running scenarios in my mind to ensure I am as prepared as I can be. This ‘trait’ even shines when selecting a lunch spot with a friend, I have to weigh all outcomes, parking situations and be prepared with at least three topics for conversation if there’s ever a lag in flow.

I’m an over-preparer. I have been my whole life.

Lately, though, I’ve been really annoyed with having to have a plan. Does that make sense? I was describing to a friend recently how tired I was of having to have an answer to every question about what’s going on in my life. My default answer is ‘Well, I don’t really know”. My friend laughed at me. She literally laughed and said, “Had this come out of your mouth a year or two ago… well, no it would have never come out of your mouth”. I’m not saying I have let go of my over-compulsive preparation ways, not even a little bit, what I am saying is it took my friend calling me out to realize that I’ve been praying a prayer of seeking stillness, faith in His plan over mine for a while now…. And I think He has finally gotten through to me.

I see myself slowly relax in areas I would normally put me on overload. I see myself letting go of annoyances and ‘changes in plan’ that would have set me over the edge a few months ago. I see myself opening up to what’s to come… according to His plan.

So here’s the point… Be ok to let go a little bit more, even when you feel like you can’t. He has a plan. He will provide. He is going to make magical things come to you…. But are you open to receiving them?

“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say” (Luke 12:12). Amen.

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