Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Plan Vs God's Plan

I attended a woman's conference at church tonight that focused on the fruits of the spirit. I know that I have a lot of work ahead of me developing these characteristics but the one I feel I need the most is patience. In fact I have a picture in my bathroom with the fruits of the spirits on it so while I'm sitting it there I can remind myself what I am trying to reach toward. Patience always jumps out at me. I need patience with my daughter but where I really need it is in following God's plan for my life. I pray and pray that God will show me what to do with my life, show me a glimpse of the plan he has in store for me. With Madison starting school I think, OK what am I going to do now? I'm I really supposed to stay at home all day, what do I need to do? I found my answer tonight at the conference. On the subject of patience the speaker passed this message on to me with three pounds weights. While we wait for God to give us the next piece of the plan we wait, we could change the wait to weights. You need to do a wait workout. Then she said maybe you could really do a weight workout. When I heard it I said that's it. While I'm waiting to see what's next I need to literally workout. It was something I had thought about doing but thought is devoting myself to working out for a year or whatever time limit. Is that really a good use of time? Yes if getting fit is the first step of the plan. After I reach that goal another step will be revealed. Step one involves taking care of myself and getting in shape to do the next step.