They make it look so simple! I had lunch with my mentor today and we discussed the chaos of my life in the areas that I feel like “should” be simple. My life is anything but simple. For the last few months, God has been uprooting and transplanting and redesigning everything about my life. It’s a new season for me and it is so exciting!
It’s also overwhelming. Some days I can’t believe God is already moving again. It is all happening so fast and that’s a great thing but all there is to do sometimes is stop to catch my breath and go again. I love it! There is truth to tasting and seeing for yourself that God is good. It will change your life.
Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
But in the chaos of all these great changes, I long for the simplicity of routine. I don’t think I’ve had two days of the same routine in months. Jesus was not complicated. He lived a simple life. He came for a purpose, and He did not get caught up in the distractions of this world. He had one mission and He had a plan. He simply did what His Father said.
I don’t think a simple life is always an easy life but it’s a purposeful, organized, good life. And I want that! I’m good with the storms and the trails. I’ve learned the hard way that storms are where I grow. Maybe it’s all the rain beating down on my head, ha! I truly find the Lord there in deeper ways than I do in any other place, but I still need it to be simple.
I need to get to bed before midnight. I need to get up and know that the toothpaste is still in the bathroom and the remote to the heater should NOT be hiding every single morning! I need to get up and have clothes laid out and lunches packed and not be searching for something without wrinkles in the dark at 6 am. I need to have clean socks beside my bed so my feet are not freezing when they hit the floor…free luxury right? I need to have a healthy breakfast for me and Kaleigh. I need to not be searching for my phone while we are almost late only to find it in my purse where I put it ten minutes ago…the first time we tried to get out the door. I need a schedule. I’m starved for routine. I need a plan for this new season!
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace…
So, we made a plan. I’m so happy about that! I do not ever want to go backward to where I see a problem but I never do anything to address it. That makes my life much more complicated. I’ll take the simple, please. Even when I have to ask for help. Progress not perfection…although I’m still pretty fond of perfection, I’m working on it. Nothing has even happened yet, but I feel so much better knowing we have a plan!!
Let the list making begin!