Monday, October 6, 2014

We Think We Know - 31 Days

Welcome back to 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.  It's just what the name says:  just write for five minutes, then, without major editing, hit Publish.  It's like a whole month of Five Minute Fridays.  Scary stuff, but fun as well.  Click through the logo at the bottom of this post for all the details.

Today the writing prompt, as provided by Kate of heading home (again, click the logo below), is KNOW.


We only THINK we know where we're going.  It's been said that, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”  To go to the source, we can look at Proverbs 19:21, which says this:
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 16:9 and 20:24 contain similar ideas.

When I went for my callback mammogram in the spring of 2011, I thought it would be okay.  I found out that it wasn't.  I'd had a calendar full of plans, which didn't include having surgery and spending part of every summer day at the hospital for radiation therapy.

I thought I knew, but God had another plan.  His prevailed.  The trial brought blessings and opportunities that I never could have predicted, but it still brought my plans to a screeching halt.

This week I went for another mammogram.  For some reason I was feeling anxious; I'm usually not.  I had the feeling that something would be wrong.  But instead, I was wrong.  (And thank the Lord for that!)  Everything looks fine, and I don't have to go back for six months.  If that one is okay, I don't have to have another for a full year!

So yes, we can make plans ... as long as we remember that our plans may be interrupted by a plan that's bigger, better, or more important than our own.



  1. Remember to write in pencil....
    PLANS always change :)
    Good or bad...
    So sorry that life was all flipped upside down during that time, but glad it all worked out in the end.
    I treasure our friendship

  2. Exactly what Noelle said... Always write in pencil. Praise the Lord for your health!


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