Friday, August 24, 2012

The Best Laid Plans

As I type this, there is a moving crew at my house hauling all of our possessions onto an enormous semi parked in front of our driveway.  My husband is there "supervising" and making sure that all goes according to plan.  Because, you see, plans are so important.

That's the funny thing about plans, isn't it?  Crazy Type A people like me live and die by a plan, but we often need little reminders that the world is chaotic and that when it comes right down to it, we can plan all we want, but things are operating on the itinerary of someone much more powerful.

For example, I planned the next several days down to pretty much every detail.  We pack up, move out, scrub the place down, close on one house in the morning and another in the afternoon, move in, and move on with life.  Done.

Well, not so much.

It's looking like some kind of delay in underwriting is going to push back our closing on the new house.  Now, I realize that this isn't the end of the world as I know it.  Instead of closing on Monday afternoon and moving in on Tuesday, it's looking like we might be closing on Tuesday and moving in on Wednesday.  In the grand scheme of things, this is not all that big of a deal.

But it messes up my plan.  I hate it when my plan gets messed up.  It irks me.

Know what else I hate?

When you go through all the boxes you can reach under your bed just to make sure there is nothing...ummmm......embarassing left behind for the movers to discover when they clear the room only to get a text message from your husband with a photo of what they just found when they moved the bed frame. 

No, I'm not going to tell you what it was.  Just know that I just about DIED.  I'm just going to have to chalk that one up to God having a sense of humor.

As for plans being messed up, I'm going to rest on these scriptures I studied recently:

"We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer."  Proverbs 16:1 (NLT)

"We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)

"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" Psalm 27:14 (ESV)

Happy Moving Day! 

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