Today was a busy day. Right when I woke up, all I could think about was plan, plan, plan. So much, in fact, that I even asked my husband, “What’s the plan for today?” I realized the second downfall to timelessness – there are other decision-makers involved who aren’t timeless. I calmed down, though, and approached it logically. What is the benefit of knowing before breakfast what will happen at 1pm? I couldn’t think of anything, and I let it go.
We went to Mass, went grocery shopping, then got home at about 11:15. Just enough time to put the groceries away, start pasta for dinner, make a quick PB&J lunch, grab a gift bag for a birthday present, pack all of the swim gear, and get the address for the party as we headed out the door at 12:45. I’m starting to see why plans are a good idea. If I hadn’t planned all of this out in my head, I wouldn’t have been nearly as prepared, and I’m guessing I would have pulled a ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ and turned into a boiling green puddle right there on the kitchen floor.
No, I’m not reneging on my timeless experiment. I think it showed me a lot about priority, relationship, workload, and perspective. But God is a God of order. I’m sorry, but the universe didn’t just BANG into existence. Look at a flower, an insect, a baby in the womb, the moon. He has created everything in perfect order. “How varied are your works, LORD! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” (Psalms 104:24)
What I have learned is that I must surrender to God’s will before I make my plans. “If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.” – Saint Charles Borromeo
I couldn’t say it any better than that. So now, I will consult God first, and then make my plans. And if something changes my plans, I will consider it a little message from God, saying, “Trust Me.”