We’re on vacation this week. Our regular schedule has gone to the dogs, and everything feels a tiny bit off. This got me thinking how important it is for us to be flexible. We have our plan. God has his. Sometimes it seems like the two are moving in different directions.
1 Corinthians 1:25 reminds us a foolish plan of God’s is still wiser than the wisest of human plans. We need to open our hearts and our minds to God’s plans for our lives. It isn’t always easy. We need to remain flexible; be willing to either stick to a road that seems like it’s going nowhere or take a path that leads in a new direction as God guides us to do.
This applies to how we interact with our children too. We have our plans for our children, but God has his plans for them too. We need to seek his guidance in how to direct our children. We need to remember that while God has blessed us with these children for a short while, they remain his, and we must help them discover God’s plan for their lives and help them not to stray from it.
I pray each day that I remain like clay in the potter’s hands, open to being molded and shaped by his will, not mine.