· I’m going to be an animal doctor. (Super cool!)
· I get to wear make-up when I’m 12. (Bring on the teenage years…)
· I’m going to marry John like you’re married to Daddy. (No, you can't marry your
· I’m going to Pre-K. (So excited!)
· Soon I’ll be 8, then 9, and then 10! (Slow down baby girl.)
I get jealous that she has this excitement, this passion for her future. She exudes no fear when it comes to the unknown. She embraces it and runs free like the wind. I,
on the other hand, have the incessant need to plan. I can put together scenarios from A to Z, with sub-points in between. I try to come up with every possible option because I’m scared of the unknown.
Though she doesn’t fully understand fear of the “one day,” she has taught me a few lessons.
Lesson 1: Trust in the Lord.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Lesson 2: Though I have my own plans, God’s are more exciting than my own.
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”
There is another season that our family could be put in; a life-altering season. I
don’t know what His plans are for us and I’m grateful that He gave us a heart for desires. I’m just praying that my desires will line up with His.
Lesson 3: Hope in the Lord.
“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!”
God doesn’t want us to worry. He wants us to know and understand that HE is in control and has great plans (AMAZING PLANS) for us.