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When Purpose Prevails :: 31 Days of Selah

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
 but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21

Life gets crazy sometimes, doesn’t it? Just when you think you have a plan……well, you don’t.

This is the week I decided to get serious about writing the novel I’ve been researching for the past two years. I shared the decision to “just write” and the awakening of my “wonder” on the Breathe writers’ blog this week. The Breathe Conference last weekend was life-changing for me and I’m excited to begin this story-telling journey.

So, I spent most of one day writing. It was wonderful!

Then life took over.

On Wednesday, a text from a friend alerted me to the fact there were three fire engines and an EMS vehicle at our business site 10 miles away. A quick call to my husband assured me it was just a minor fire, but could I come over and take care of some things for him?

Of course. It’s what I do. We’re business partners.

That was a long day.

My siblings and I have been trying to get our parents moved from their home of 25 years to a cute little apartment at the edge of town. They have a lot of “stuff”, so I spent a couple of afternoons helping with that.

In between were a doctor’s appointment, a meeting at church, leading a Bible study and work on other writing projects. The bonus in my week was  lunch with a couple of friends — I really needed that.

My point is, I still have plans in my heart to write the Great American Novel, but God also has a purpose for my days. Lots of purposes, in fact. What I rest in is the knowledge and assurance there will be time to write, because God’s Word also says this:

“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.” Jeremiah 29:11

I think it’s important that we actively pursue God’s plans, that we don’t simply sit by and wait for things to happen. I need to get a handle on my own schedule and pray that the Lord helps me set aside time to write. I know it’s what He has called me to do and I’m excited to see how how He brings it to pass.

If God calls me to it, I know He’ll equip me to do it. We’re “partners”.

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1 Comment

  1. Tara

    Yes indeed he will. So thankful the fire at your business was small. Can’t wait for the day you write your novel friend.

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