I’ve neglected my writing lately, both in blog posts and creatively for my book sequel. My mind has been a jumbled mess and I just haven’t had the time to sort out all the pieces. This sounds bad, I know, but it really isn’t. Ok, I concede that the neglecting my writing part is far from good, but my jumbled mind is not so much. Changes are looming and I just haven’t really felt I can write about it all yet. It’s all about timing, right? That’s what “they” say anyway.
I’ve been going through a time of learning and preparation for changes, I think.
A recent lesson: Robert and I signed up to go with our church on a mission trip to Costa Rica (click here to read my post recapping this trip). I went last summer and it was an amazing experience in many ways. Robert was excited to have this opportunity, and I was thrilled that we would be doing it together this year. Our hearts were set on it for months, since I came home actually. Those who know me know that I am a planner and when I get set on something, well, change is not good. Yet, change is sometimes necessary.
One evening, I got a phone call in which I was informed that the Costa Rica trip was cancelled, but there were still a few spots open to go on one of the Guatemala trips. I hung up the phone, told Robert, and waited to see if I was going to be angry or sad, and to see his reaction. We both took it well and quickly decided this was for a reason and we now had a new opportunity, one we had not expected. No tears were shed, no items were thrown across the room, and no yelling was uttered from either of us. We were immediately accepting of the change. Now we are both excited about going to Guatemala. If this was for a purpose, I cannot wait to see what that purpose is.
I know other changes are on my horizon and preparation continues. I’m not sure where all of this will lead, but I’m starting to appreciate the adventure. Also, I know that whatever may come, it is part of God’s plan for my life, and He always has good plans.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.