Our life is a busy one. We may not be as busy as the next person, but we do seem to like going all.of.the.time...after all, it's just what we do. We plan for the next function, the next big thing, the next party, the next goal to be accomplished...
Sometimes it seems our planning is in vain. How plans over exciting things take up much of our thoughts and visions - and so much of our time. It's a joy to plan for fun things in life. But, what takes weeks and/or months of planning, always seems to be over just as soon as it began.
You know how I feel right? You've thought that before haven't you? Look at a wedding for example...months and months and months and money and money and money that has gone into preparation for it...flies by so quickly that you never even had time to soak it in.
Having a baby...planning on when to conceive, then dreaming of when you'll be pregnant, then being pregnant and planning on well everything that comes with it...what will you name her or him? What will the nursery decor be? What kind of delivery? Which doctor for you, hospital, pediatrician, etc.? Your new angel is finally in your arms and before you know it, you wake up and realize they are starting Pre-K, kindergarten, high school, bringing their first love home to meet you. The list goes on.
Oh how you wish you can slow the clock down and just soak up and remember all the details of this precious thing called life.
After all, God has given us this sweet life and He fully expects and wants us to enjoy it to the fullest.
But, as I'm reflecting today, I'm reminded of the planning - the eternal planning that I have so much opportunity to do - yet I continue to focus on the things that must seem or be more important to me. Not that planning on and raising my child is unimportant in the least! That is my job as a parent...and as the parent of the next child I am believing the Lord for right now. :)
I realize though what I am teaching E. What freedom and opportunity I have to teach her the process of that eternal planning. What we are here for...as children of God.
Am I growing in Him DAILY? Am I soaking up every WORD He speaks to my heart? Am I operating in every GIFT He has placed within me? Am I using my FAITH to move mountains in my life? Am I "letting His little LIGHT shine" in me constantly so that others will see the Christ that I serve and want Him for themselves as well?
Our time here is temporary and the things I plan so hard for and lay awake with visions of at night will fly by so quickly. But, as long as I am in the process of eternal planning, my time with Him has just begun. (and will never EVER end.)
WHAT ARE YOUR ETERNAL PLANS?