The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9
I occasionally have insomnia brought on by too much thinking about things that need to be done. Last night started out as one of “those” nights .. and later turned into me being up with a sick boy 🙁 … soo very thankful that I did not have to work this morning … soo very thankful for a gooood cup of coffee … and soo very thankful that my 2015 planning is off to a great start!!
Here’s how the planning went:
1. I thought about my planning skills and pinpointed two areas that I could improve on: time management and follow through.
two three issues with my time management – first – I seem to have difficulty deciding on things because – second – I want them to be perfect – and third – it takes me longer than it should to complete tasks because I want things to be perfect. Something that I have all ready started to work on – believe it or not – with this blog. Yep, that is why it is a 5 star mess – because it is not finished and it is not perfect. And it was excruciatingly painful to start posting on this unfinished mess!! But, I knew that if I waited until it was perfect – it probably just wouldn’t happen. I need this little creative outlet to “get my thoughts” out of my head.
The other issue that I have is getting everything done. I bet I am not alone in this battle. I always seem to have an overwhelming list of to-do’s and never enough time to get it all done – especially when the unexpected arises (i.e. spending the afternoon at the doctor’s office and pharmacy). And then, there is always the problem of knowing it needs to be done and being soooo exhausted from everything that has all ready happened during the day that I just want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and my little bit of love.
2. I listed out all the things that I want to accomplish in my handy dandy composition book. It was, of course, a very long list … overwhelmingly long to say the least … and then it occurred to me … one of the first things on my list is to turn to scripture with my problems … oh yeah, I need to put God first!! Proverbs 16:9 clearly says have a plan but let God direct your steps. So I talked to God for a bit, in the middle of my insomnia bought, and I came up with 5 major categories that I wanted to address in my life. AND a crazy silly picture came to mind … and just like that … I have a new theme word for the new year – STAR …
I just love how God is piecing together this crazy mess of a blog… just like he pieces our crazy mess of lives together when we let Him lead the way. He is soo good!!