If you're anything like me, you like your life to be planned to the T!
You want to know what's going on at all times, you want to know how things are going to come together, and you want to know how they're going to work. You basically just need everything planned out. From your day, to the month, to the year. You have a plan. It also means you're not very spontaneous. You might even say you hate spontaneity. Yes, "hate" is a strong word. But you basically just don't want to be caught by surprise. You love a good routine and you have no problem sticking to it.
I was at a point in my life in which I had practically the rest of the year planned out. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and when I wanted to do it. Then just like that, the perfect plan began falling apart right in my face. It felt like God was literally telling me to have a seat. Let's just say, I didn't take that too well.
"I thought I had control over my life, then God had to humble me."
Of course, it was in the most loving way possible. But sometimes we just need a little shake or reminder that "Hey you're not in control as much as you thought you were all right!" You're not the one that determines your path, You can have plans but God ultimately determines our steps. We may begin to ask God, "Why?". "Why aren't these plans working?" "Why does it feel like everything is falling apart?" These are the times we need to take a step back and truly think. The first question we need to ask ourselves when plans aren't going "Accordingly" is:
When has God ever failed me? Look back over your entire life and just try and think of at least one time. I can guarantee that you won't be able to. Even those moments we thought were failures, always end up working out for our good.
The second question we need to ask is:
2. Do I truly trust that God is a loving father that wants what's best for me? You see, when we fully have our trust in God, we won't feel the need to have every detail planned out. We will rest in the assurance that he is working behind the scenes on our behalf.
Feeling the need to plan out every detail in our life shows a lack of faith. It tells God that we know what's best for our lives and we don't really need him. Which couldn't be any more inaccurate. The bible says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding" - Proverbs 3:5. The keyword in that scripture is "All". It doesn't say some of your heart or a portion of your heart. We need to trust God with everything within us. When we do this, we will relax in his presence and let him sort out the details. Trust me, I know it's not always easy. God knows also, but just cling to his word and the promises in his word and you will see that the burden is not yours anyway. God will sort you out!
Amanda is a New Jersey resident with a love for all things Women Empowerment. She juggles between being a "Cool Mom", Business Owner, Full Time Employee, Podcast Host, and Author. For more information visit https://www.confessionsofachristianchick.com