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Your Disrupted Plans Might Make a Huge Difference for Others

Have you ever been on such a tight schedule that you have every minute planned? Do you feel like unexpected events throw you off course? Well . . .

When you go through deep waters I will be with you.  Isaiah 43:2

This morning I’m drinking my coffee watching the television coverage of Hurricane Harvey.  My prayers are extended to families affected by the storm and for the safety of those in the storm’s path. Living in Florida I understand how destructive and frightening hurricanes can be.  I urge anyone in danger to take the precautions local officials are issuing.

Have you ever been on such a tight schedule that you have every minute  planned?  Do you feel like unexpected events throw you off course?  Well, say hello to my life! Yesterday, I had rescheduled my hair appointment and had plans to get my shopping done, get home early and start cleaning house for a birthday party.  Instead, in the middle of washing out my hair color, I received an emergency call to pick up my nephew from school.  My poor friend and hairdresser had to rush.  Before it was over I picked up another nephew and a niece.  My time was gone.  Add to that, that the past just keeps swiping me in the face.  Sometimes it’s more than I can tolerate alone.  I’m so glad I’m never alone.  God has me.  Perhaps this is what I was born for – to help and provide comfort to those around me, even though, I’m probably more broken than the others.  So, this morning I’m looking at my dirty house thinking “does it really matter how clean the house is?”  I’m reminded of the story of Martha and Mary.  Martha wanted everything to be perfect for Jesus, but Mary soaked up his attention, not wasting a moment.  Yes, some cleaning and preparations need to be done, but at the end of the day, people matter most!

Today, I encourage you to take a step back and put your priorities into perspective.  God bless you.



  1. Great post and a message we benefit from. Sometimes our schedules get in the way of His plans and we sure don’t want that! At times we see His hand in the disruption or our goal driven ways and then we pause to give thanks for His grace.

  2. I’ve been thinking of Texas too! This was really great post to make us think about our time. We aren’t alone, as you said, God is with us. Sometimes what we planned doesn’t work out, but I believe God uses the unplanned for His glory and to teach us. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

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