So, many people picture God as this Grand Being residing in Heaven, not really concerned with the cares of us as individuals. Some might think He cares about us as individuals, but isn’t concerned with the minute details of our everyday lives. Well, if you fall in either of those categories, I have a story for you…
From the moment I opened up my eyes this morning, I was trying to figure out how I was going to get everything on my list for today done. Normally, Thursdays aren’t that busy for me, but today was going to be insane. Work, class, doctor appointment, 5 homework assignments due, and the annual pregnancy center banquet. I just couldn’t see how I could get it all done.
As I was frantically trying to find something to wear so I could get to work on time, my BFF texted me asking how I was. She asked, so I let her have it (accidentally, sending a mass text to a bunch of ladies I had previously texted. Augh!). She replied with “LOL” and suggested I breathe and just give it all to the Lord. Was she crazy? I didn’t have time for that? I was going to be late.
As I was about to walk out the door, I stopped and prayed. I told the Lord what was on my list and for His will to be done and for me to okay with whatever happened or did not happen. I then left for work.
Almost at work, I noticed I didn’t have any makeup on and had forgotten my Boost breakfast drink. What else could happen, really? Gracefully (luck had nothing to do with it), it got better…
I prayerfully decided to email my teacher to let her know I wouldn’t make it to class. She was very understanding. One less item on my list.
I then decided to get my tasks at work done so I could at least get my assignments started. During yesterday’s lab, my teacher went over the entire chapter in layman’s terms so the assignments were pretty simple since everything was fresh on my mind. Two items down.
Since I wasn’t going to class and had finished my assignments, I called the doctor’s office to see if I could get in earlier. The receptionist said my appointment was at 1:00 p.m. not 2:30. So, Gracefully (again no luck involved here) Thank God I 1. decided not to go to class and 2. call in to see if I could go in earlier. The Lord knew there was no way I could miss this appointment.
With all of that cleared, I will have ample time after my doctor’s appointment to get all gussied up for the banquet.
Now, people can say this was all luck or coincidence, but I believe because I stopped and gave my list to the Lord, allowing Him to take full control, I was free to go about my day knowing He was going to take care of me. In other words, I was living out my faith “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion” (Philippians 1:6).
One last thing…every women who has ever worn make up knows that it looks its best when first applied. Even a reapplication isn’t nearly as good. Well, since I forgot to put on make up this morning, when I do it later for the banquet, it will look its best. Now, that is a Mighty God who does care about the details.