Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"No Exceptions" - 10/28/14 - Luke 16:1-17:10

"Ah, I've got a plan. Here's what I'll do . . ."(16:4)

Even though ABBA has shown me, too many times it is quite embarrassing, He is in control - I still sometimes try to live my life on my plan or my schedule.  "Here's what I'll do.........."

And each and every time I find - it just doesn't happen.

Everything is His way - His time.  There aren't any exceptions.  None.

It used to be I had our mowing schedule down to minutes.  And something would always happen to throw things off, resulting in my being anxious about finishing things up when I deemed they should be done.  I wasn't taking time to visit with our clients, it was all about getting on and off the property to keep "my" schedule.

Then "my Curt" came to work with me.  "My Curt" is the PR of our company.  Although he is a very hard worker, one of the greatest blessings he gives is in having a cup of coffee in one hand while standing and visiting with a client.  I am thankful this is his gift, for it isn't mine.  I don't like coffee. 

In actual reality, it was my pride.  What I wasn't liking was my schedule was being rearranged.

ABBA was putting persons in my path for Him to use me and I wasn't responding to His lead.  He was putting all sorts of obstacles in my way, from flat tires to equipment problems.  He was actually hitting me over the head. 

He has used "my Curt" to help me see the work will get done when it gets done.  My life here isn't about the business He has given us, it is about using the business for His purpose - to reach out to people.  His business is putting us at a persons home, on a regular basis, some of them for over 17 years.  His business is drawing us into the lives of others so they have become much more than a client, but a friend.  Someone who we share life with. 

So, I am again reminded, while thinking about all the work He has lined up for us to do and we are heading into the 11th month of the year, this is about His plans.  Not mine. 

As in all of life - His time.  His way.

Anxiety gone. 

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