Trusting God vs. Overplanning
This last week I’ve had extra time to work on my blogs because my teacher son-in-law has been home to help with childcare. I confess I’ve gotten myself overwhelmed by too much planning. How can I improve my blogs, how can I EVER get comfortable with Facebook and Twitter? How can I find more time to write and do all the peripheral work related to blogging without sacrificing these next few precious preschool years with my grandsons? The answer? I cannot, of course.
All my writing is about how to “focus on your family”, which is the God-directed duty of every parent. I can reduce my family time and try to bulldoze my way to success. Or, I can choose to trust God and keep priorities in line. Just as He has worked every single thing in my life out for my good (Romans 8:28!!) so He will continue to do so.
It Does Take Faith!
I admit it takes faith to spend hours with the family when I still have not done so much that the expert bloggers recommend. But I know, day by day, God and I are taking huge steps, and I am learning to “build my author platform” so that eventually publishers will be interested.
God NEVER Leaves Us and He NEVER Forsakes Us – NEVER!
I can no longer stay up late and get up early to do the writing, as I did when Sharon was little. However, over the years God has graciously shown me the effectiveness of prayer and faith and committing all that I do to Him. God has no favorites. And just as He enabled George Mueller to accomplish a lifetime of miracles through prayer alone, He will help me with the writer’s life to which He has called me. Below is a link to a description of this amazing believer’s life. I read an entire book about him years ago. I have always remembered, that, as this link says:
“God answered his prayers. The needs of the orphanage were met each day. Sometimes a wealthy person would send a large amount of money, or a child would give a small amount received as a gift or for doing chores. Many times food, supplies or money came at the last minute, but God always provided without George telling anyone about his needs. He just prayed and waited on God.”
By God’s unfathomable grace, may we all spend more time in prayer about our work for God! As the hymn at the link below says – He never fails, He yet prevails! Have faith in God. . . have faith in God!”