Anyone else have a kid that you can’t tell the plan to until right before it happens? A kid whose world ends if there’s a shift in the plans? That’s my Griffen. He comes by it honesty, as his mama doesn’t like for plans to change either. The problem with telling Griffen a plan ahead of time is that plans change. People cancel. Weather happens. Life isn’t predictable. But Griffen (and me) like predictability. If Griffen knows a plan too far in advance, he can’t enjoy himself until the plan is set in motion. (And heaven forbid it doesn’t work out as planned!) As his parents, we had to learn early on that it just makes our world go more smoothly if we tell Griffen the plan on a need to know, and about to happen basis. I think that’s how God is with us. The bible clearly states that God knows the plans he has for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and that they are plans not to harm us, but to give us hope and a future. But sometimes that’s not enough for us. We, in our human flesh, want to know what those plans are. Why specific things are happening when they are, and why other things aren’t . Personally, I think that God doesn’t reveal his whole plan so that we don’t miss out on the now. If the Gaines family (because who doesn’t love the Gaines family?) knew how big the Magnolia brand was going to become, would they have enjoyed the road it took to get there? Sure we think if we only knew the end results, we wouldn’t sweat the details but guys… we DO know the end result.
“Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Maybe that’s why God gives us what we need daily, and not more. His mercies are new every morning, not every month. (Lamentations 3:23) So today, if you are feeling unsettled about the plans God has for you, seek him. Just as we know Griffen can live easier if we don’t bog him down with future plans, your creator knows what you need. Ask him. He will give you what you need
… even if it’s just for today.
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