I've discovered as much as I talk about wanting to relax and cut back from things... I really don't know how. There are too many people to love, and too many adventures to have, and too much that I'm still supposed to accomplish. I suppose I come by it naturally. You should see my father's schedule!I’m happy to report, since I first wrote those words, I’ve learned and grown. I’m better at saying no. I’ve pruned some things and protected others. Let go of old dreams, and discovered new ones. I’ve also experienced the truth of the statement: “Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” ~ Paulo Coelho
It's easy to get overwhelmed by it all. Sometimes all I really want to do is move to the country and have my house with a lake and a horse named Glorfindel.
Still in the midst of all the swirling around that life tends to do, I'm encouraged by this verse: “Many are the plans in a man's heart but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.”
No matter what I'm juggling in my world, I know that ultimately God's got it all handled.
That is a calming thought indeed.
But through it all – the feast and the famine, the wait and the race, the clear and the uncertain, the familiar and the strange – no matter how much life whirls and swirls, it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.