For the past few weeks, a friend and I have planned to get together for lunch. Each time, something has come up and we haven't been able to make our lunch date. Today was our latest try, and once again, I got a call this morning that she couldn't make it. She'd been sick all weekend and just wasn't up to going out today. I reassured her that it's ok; sometimes life just takes turns and twists and there's nothing we can do about it other than roll with it.
I'm glad to know the Lord's in control of our lives! Proverbs 16:9 says, "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps." It's good to plan; if we didn't plan, life would be chaos. But we have to hold our plans loosely, as Copper's Wife says. I've heard it said another way: make your plans in pencil and give God the eraser. It can get frustrating when your plans are changed often, but I'm learning to keep in mind that God knows the way that we take, and He is directing our steps. We'll keep making our plans, and Lord willing, we'll have our lunch together soon!
It's been so much fun reading your contest entries over the weekend! I love your words describing your moms. We'll be having the drawing Wednesday morning and announcing the winner Thursday - so stay in touch!