One thing you can count on in life is the fact that time does indeed go on. Some days the best laid out plans fall by the way side and we can feel discouraged that we have not been productive or frustrated with the way things have turned out. May I offer a word of encouragement ? From one who has had to learn the lesson repeatedly and is, maybe finally getting it, I offer you this simple truth:
God never leaves His throne.
Friends, this one simple reality can bring peace to the day that just snapped, crackled and popped! Better still acknowledging and affirming this in your unplanned moments will keep you from snapping, crackling or popping. Can I get an Amen?
I know the posts have been a bit long, and I promised short, so with a fun poem today I offer you what I hope is a humorous look at those days that get away from us. A sense of humor can go a long way on those well planned days that get turned topsy-turvy and upside down. Keeping one eye on the horizon of grace and the other looking for the lighter side of things might be just what is needed on…
The Day That Got Away
There it was,
there it went.
Where has it gone?
I wish I knew
but I suspect,
as I stifle back my yawn-
it slipped away,
never to return-
now I yearn.
Too late, too short,
without further adieu,
I bid you sweet farewell
Be gone now,
interruptions in my day,
set me on a treadmill
of multiple delays.
So now I see the clock has ticked it’s final tock,
I will hope my tomorrow
wears a more productive frock.
For now I say, Ta-Ta
and I wave my hand goodbye
sweet dreams today,
Tomorrow’s my ally.
©2012-2014 Dawn Paoletta/Enthusiastically, Dawn
A Practical Tip: It’s good to make your plan for the day, but recognize that when things don’t go according to your plan it doesn’t mean that they are not happening according to His. Go ahead and plan tomorrow.
If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all. ~ Charles Spurgeon
The world changes – circumstances change, we change – but God’s Word never changes ~ Warren Wiersbe
A Prayer for Today: Lord, You spoke the world into existence. Nothing is too hard for you. Help me balance living, planning and listening to You. I want to live a life that acknowledges always Your Sovereign Hand. I pray that my faith would be magnified gloriously in difficult circumstances. I ask that I would magnify you and minimize my circumstance according to Your eternal perspective. Grow me in grace and truth. In Jesus Name, Amen.
This is Day 9 of the series Planning with Purpose: 31 Days of Planner Tips
I wrote an INTRO POST here explaining everything!
I have also made designated a PAGE for it. Hope this makes it easy. I am happy to tackle a topic, or issue with regard to your planner habits.
Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me.
I pray this series is a blessing to you.
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