I have Proverbs 31 Ministries daily devotional delivered via email every day. Today’s really hit home with me.
You can check it out here: Proverbs 31 Ministries Devotional – When the End Goal Seems to Hard by Lysa TerKeurst
I need to celebrate the small successes more like Lysa’s friend did with resisting the bag of M&M’s. I have a hard time with that. At the time, I never see how resisting once can start a pattern, so what the heck why not eat the M&M’s! I want to see pounds drop away quickly, not a pound or two a week. I want to finish a quilt in a day not months. I want to get my house cleaned in a few hours not all day. I want it and I want it fast. Not always in God’s timing though is it?
This morning is a good example…I was scheduled to have a nucleoplasty procedure on my lower back today but I had the unfortunate circumstance of coming down with the flu yesterday, so today was a no-go. While I was feeling better this morning, I hadn’t been fever free for long enough. My timing was to have the surgery done now while on Christmas break from work, on this years insurance deductible and be ready to head back to work on Tuesday. 4 – 6 weeks recovery brings me to a week or two before we lead another mission trip to Hackleburg, Alabama. Good plan, eh?
However, God’s timing & plans can be different than ours can’t they? I am rescheduled for January 13th which bumps me right up against our Alabama departure date of Feb. 18th. So, I’m praying for a cancellation and a problem free recovery so I’m ready to roll for the week we are gone. And maybe, just maybe this hitch in my plan is so I rely on God just a little more and get my strength from him instead of my own will. Could be?