God’s Plans are perfect.
Oh really? For Whom?
Certainly not for The Voice crying out in the Wilderness. Nor the one caught between the Prodigal Child & parent. Certainly not for the Child anguishing in grief. The One wondering about a diagnosis? Nor the One waiting on the errant spouse to come home…or hoping..Not.
Being in the midst of even one of those situations wondering what in the World God is doing? What have I done to deserve all this…or Not?
God’s plans are perfected. In, through because of… in spite of …our imperfect human Circumstances
“Daughter, what have you learned.?”
“This is not fair!” I fumed in my oh so mature -in-the-moment Voice.
The increasingly impatient Guardian beside me bristled.
“What have I learned?”
(When there’s a grumpy Angel nearby —with a Sword—one Serious-es up quickly.)
“25 years ago I learned Churchy Doctrine and rules. 13 years ago I heard Seekers Welcome. 10 years ago I learned God’s Voice does Speak & over rules all others when IAM said “Get out now”. 7 Years ago I learned to partner with The Holy Spirit, 6, year ago I learned I’ve never been the only One. 5 years ago I learned I’ve never been the Only One.
“Why? Because you, Dear Lord are asking me to do, face, be where I don’t want to…to show up…AGAIN! And now, you show me a consistent 50 % disapproval rating in the last few days….”
“Frankly I’m weary of putting on my Big Girl spandex, Slapping on a Courageous face & Brave Heart everyday. Some days it’s too, too much…which is why I thought you were taking me to a New Country…like…Arizona Italy …or…The Great Republic of .Texas.”
“Honestly,God, Vulnerability gives me a rash.”
With that last bit of ridiculousness, we all chuckled..–even my ever faithful Big Guy with the Sword.
How about you? When you feel most vulnerable…care to share how you’ve overcome? Muddled through? Or taken care of the
fallout? breakout? 🙂
to be continued…
Until then~ I leave you with this:
Dr. Brené Brown 4 Things Leaders Should Know (about that V Word)…
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”