It's been a little over a year from when the world shut down and things are still not back to the normal we use to know. I thought I'd have time to do little things for myself while not being able to do the big things I usually do for everyone else...but no, not really. I am finding that my world got smaller but busier and I have been horrible about my daily devotionals. Wouldn't you think that staying at home would give one more time than less? Priorities, that is what I am learning. I need to make the important things my priorities and really look at where I lose my time. Is it social media, television watching? Is it activities that bring me closer to God and his plan or farther apart. Reflection time. :)
Monday, June 29, 2020
Sometimes the most frustrating thing a person can say is, 'trust in God's plan'. Trust is one of the hardest things a Christian can do and I guess that's why I write about it. All my books have the theme of the characters struggling with trusting that God has put events, struggles, and celebrations into our life to help us to grow. If one of those things is removed you may not meet a person or learn something important. Looking to the goal, or the end is key. Don't get stuck on the problem of the day.
In the past three Thousand Moments books and in the soon to be released fourth book A Thousand Sacred Moments, the tagline is, every moment is sacred, even the hard ones. Every event is put in our path for a reason.
The best example I give to people who question my faith and trust in the plan is when I moved to Montana. My husband and I prayed and prayed for a sign to know whether we should move. We would be moving away from a home we had had for twenty five years and all our family was there. We couldn't decide if God wanted us to move and our prayers were not getting us anywhere. It felt like on one hand God wanted us to move but on the other hand we questioned if it was the correct move. Finally we met with our pastor and he told us what I'm telling you...Trust in the Plan. Trust it is what is supposed to happen and trust God will put things in place. If he wants the path the change, he'll do it and give us what we need to get through it.