Flexibility

10 May
May 10, 2013
I have always told people I’m very flexible as long as you give me advance notice that I will need to be flexible.
So, okay, maybe I’m not such a “go-with-the-flow” gal. But, I think I’ve found the cure for it! It’s called farming.
Strip-Tilling

Tyler’s friend Keith asked him the other night what he was doing the next day. After Tyler went through the list of plans he’d made, Keith chuckled and asked him when he was going to quit making plans. They never really work the way you think they will anyway, Keith said.

When Tyler and I talk in the morning about the “plan” for the day it’s one thing. When the day is done and we look back, it’s another.
I had a similar conversation with my friend Jenna when we were talking about babies – more specifically when I was going to have them. I told her our plan was to start trying in a year or two. She smiled and said something along the lines of, “that’s great, but if we want to make God laugh, we should tell him our plans.”
Touché. It seems I’m reminded on a daily basis that we aren’t in control. And while that’s a really hard concept to grasp, when I really think about it, I’m so glad God is in control. If I submit to Him and his will, then no matter what happens, it will be for my good and his glory.
Yes, as much as my rigidity is trying hold on, it looks like flexibility will have to be a learned skill. If for nothing else, than for sanity’s sake.

One of the few surviving tulips in my flower bed. My bulbs had to learn to be flexible this year, also.

 

God Bless You & American Agriculture,
Liz
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
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