“Write your plans in pencil and let God have the eraser.” ~ Nishan Panwar
I have written previously about the old Yiddish proverb, “Man plans, God laughs.”
I’ve gotten busy, but not too busy to write. Between working two jobs and the additional responsibilities that have occurred in our little lives – I’m just finding it hard to have free time. Eventually things will settle down into more of a routine, but for the time being I’m having to play things by ear, rather than plan.
If you know me – I am a planner at heart. I love to plan vacations, home renovations, meals, sewing projects, running routines, playlists, workout routines, etc. At the same time, as I’ve aged I’ve become less rigid, more willing to use my plans as a loose guideline to reach the goals.
Maggie Doyne is a wonderful example – at the age of 18 she took a gap year before starting college to travel and learn more about who Maggie truly was. She ended up moving to Nepal, cashing in her life savings and opening a successful orphanage and school.
Mother Teresa was in a comfortable position teaching in a school (she had actually moved up to principal) and felt moved to care for the “unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for” and after two years was able to establish the Missionaries of Charity.
Both of these women had loose plans for their lives, their lives seemed to be going in a specific direction. God not only took the wheel, he went four-wheeling and off-roading to get them where He wanted them to go. So let’s just say that while I’ve not been as present as usual here on the blog, I’ve had my seatbelt buckled tightly and a crash helmet on because I’ve been off-roading with God and it’s been a wild ride.