via Daily Prompt: Simple

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!