Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

I want the map

I attended life group yesterday. Boy, that leader and her hubby, they are great, and the people who host it, they are the best, no more donuts though, or at least keep buying those same ones, I don't like those kind - I'm a picky donut eater.

We were talking about healing and praying. We also talked about God's plan and how we don't always see it. Yeah, I want the map, I want to know why I had to go through some messy stuff, I want to know what the end result is, although I may never see it, and me and God, we're going to have some good talks when I get up there, if I am not distracted by paradise.

I started thinking last night, especially since I wrote about seeing God's plan unravel yesterday (2nd post). I wonder, I get to see the plan sometimes. When I do something, I have Plan A, Plan B, and sometimes even Plan C if the other two plans don't work out, and let me tell you, I'm even thinking about what to do while Plan A&B aren't working out just in case C isn't good enough. God knows that about me. He knows I am a little anal retentive, He knows that I need to see some of the plan otherwise I will start trying to figure it out on my own, get mad because in the smallness of me, I just don't get it.

God knows what it will take to bring me to my knees for His plan to work out, and I am sure He gets tired of the same ol' same ol', me on my knees crying out to Him (and if He would just give me that husband already - maybe just maybe we could stop playing out that scene). He knows that I will try to figure it out myself, make a mess, and then He will come down and do some work in me. I know He has a plan, I know He can do it all. I just would like the map, please.

Psalm 31:3 Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.


Jada's Gigi said...

Don't we all wish we could see jsut a little more of the map!! Your Phyllis is beautiful!

KayMac said...

i want a map too!

MSUgal86 said...

We had to go through the messy stuff because we weren't asking for directions or reading the signs back then. It's over now and we have moved onto the unmessy road. Who needs a map if you are on the right path?

Deb said...

One of my friends told me today that "they" say when we get to Heaven that we'll know all that God knows so we won't want to sit down and have a long talk with Him because we'll already know all the answers.

What fun is that?!

And now for the serious comment: "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path..." Have you ever walked through the woods at night with a lantern? You path is lit --but just a few steps. You can't see very far along the trail --and most certainly you can't see your destination. God lights our path --one step at a time. ...just a thought.

Mrs. Mac said...

Your daughter's smile says a lot! She's beautiful!

Tonya said...

I wish I could see a little of the map as well.