So how many times a week do you have a crazy, rushed morning where you are late or things are just not going according to your schedule? Thankfully I don't have it happen too often but when I do, it really stresses me. I am a very scheduled person, and I like it that way. LOL! One morning, I was an hour behind getting the dogs on their walk and other things I needed to get done. The phone kept ringing, and I just got very behind. I felt like my whole morning was just a wreck, and I was getting more stressed as time went on. I finally took one of the puppies on a walk. As I got to the end of our street, I was stopped again. But this time it was a blessing. I got to meet our new neighbor that is two doors down from me and was just moving in. God kept saying to me "You were late because I wanted you to have this chance to meet your new neighbor." Wow, did that convict me. Have I ever thought things aren't going my way because I am trying to do things MY way? What have I missed in the past because I have done things my way and not let Him lead me or lead my day? How about you? What have you missed out on because you are doing things YOUR way?
Psalm 31:15 "My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me."
Psalm 94:11 "The Lord knows all human plans; He knows that they are futile."
Psalm 121:7-8 "The Lord will keep you from all harm— He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."
Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans."
Proverbs 19:21 "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."
2 Corinthians 1:17 "Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both 'Yes, yes' and 'No, no'?"
What does God have in store you today? Will you allow Him to lead you so you can find out? Will you trust God with each day or will you continue to take on each day by yourself your way? How about trying it God's way? Commit to Him in prayer each day and let Him establish your plans! (Proverbs 16:3)
For my creation today, I decided to use the Proverbs 19:21 verse from above. It is so perfect for my story above and a great daily reminder for me. I had my plans but His purpose prevailed. And oh was it ever so much better than my plan ever was!
Size: Small Dylusions Journal
Papers: misc. book paper
Paints: Americana ocean blue and banana cream, desert turquoise, and baby blue; Martha Stewart Satin greek tile; Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Satin; Golden Fluid Acrylic Payne's Gray, Apple Barrel white
Tools: Stencil Girl Imaginary Bloom, TCW Mini Scallop Flowers, Donna Downey Count Downey, Joggles Scalloped Rows, bubble wrap, Pigma Micron 05 pen, typewriter
Embellishments: Simply Luxe Simple alpha stickers, Illustrated Faith Say It stickers
Feel free to join us on the Facebook page where some people will be sharing their creations. We also have some discussions that will be going on there too about the study. If you don't use Facebook and want to share your creation here, do so below by using Inlinkz! To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please see this post here. I pray you see the blessings that come from following His plans for you each day!
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