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Trusting When Things Don't Go As Planned

I've been SO excited to get to work on my messages for Level Up: A Life Worthy of the Lord. I cleared my calendar all day Tuesday and Thursday to write, write, write. Within fifteen minutes of school starting on Tuesday, the nurse called. Jonny was sick and needed to be picked up. Change of plans.

Thursday rolled around. Finally! My big chance to write, write, write. Surprise, surprise: Matty woke up feeling sick and never made it to school. Again, change of plans.

Obviously, things did not work out the way I had hoped this week. "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" (Provers 19:21).

I'm not panicked (yet!) because it's just like the Lord to force me to trust in Him and not in me. I like to be over prepared, finished early, and ready to go with no loose ends. That's not generally the way He chooses to work. He wants me to rely on Him and remember that I can't control the world. Only He can.

And... if there's anything I've learned following His way over mine is that things go so much better when I remember that He wants nothing more than to show up in a big way and that He will ALWAYS come through. "My grace is all your need. My power works best in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

He knows I'm weak. But I know He's strong. So we're good.

PLUS: When I run and praise He gives me so much inspiration and so many ideas. (I just need the time to write them down!) Here's my current "runnin' and praisin" playlist on Spotify. I apologize to all my neighbors and travelers on SH 46 for the crazy sight of me, with hands in the air, runnin' and praisin.' There's something about being able to run in shorts and tees in January that will forever call this Minnesota girl to lift up holy hands in prayer.

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