There are some things that we can control – our actions, our reactions, and most situations that we find ourselves in. But there are some things that are out of our control – the actions of others or natural occurrences, such as tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes. The secret is figuring out which is which.
We were going to hide Easter eggs for Aiden today. I had bought some glow in the dark bracelets that I was going to put in the plastic eggs, Well – first of all – they were too big to fit in the eggs – so I taped them together with packing tape! lol! Then, it rained, and rained, and rained. So -when life gives you lemons . . . (by the way, I happen to LOVE lemonade!) I slipped downstairs and hid the eggs for Aiden. When I called him down and handed him a basket, explaining that he had to find them in the dark – he started giggling. Oh my, he had such a good time. Of course, I had to do it again, and then he hid them upstairs for me to find. It was awesome! It wasn’t what I planned – but sometimes. . .well, actually, most of the time, you have to monitor and adjust.
In network marketing, we call it, “Plan, Do, Review.” You plan your morning, your day, your week, and your month. You follow through with those plans, and then afterwards, you examine the results. Did you get the results that you wanted? What do you need to work on? What might happen if you do this? Did you achieve your goals? You have to continually monitor and adjust.
Friends, how are you doing on your Christian walk? Are there some obstacles that trigger you to sin in your life? Are there some negative people who are “whispering in your ear?” Do you let other things come between you and attending worship services? How is your attitude? Are you growing as a Christian? Do you set aside a time each day for prayer? Are you “too busy” to spend five minutes a day to “write on your heart every word” by using the Scripture Writing Schedules? Is the Lord and the work of the church at the top of your list of goals that you want to accomplish? If not, why not?
My motto has always been: “The joy is in the journey.” But, the older I get, the more I realize that when things don’t turn out exactly as you’ve planned – you must “monitor and adjust.” Simply blessed, Courtney