The Plan That Got Away

Although I’m a recovering procrastinator, believe it or not I love planning. My favorite part of planning is making a list.

I loooove making list. 

Give me some colorful post-it notes and a pen that writes really well…and I’m in Heaven!

To-do list. Shopping list. Wish list. What-I’m-not-going-to-do-tomorrow list…

I enjoy it all.

But here’s the thing… creating list can get a little complicated when it comes to specific areas of our lives.

Like “The Perfect Man” list. Women have 235 items on the list and if the guys they date don’t come close to it then it’s just not meant to be.

When we make a list, typically there’s a level of expectation, right?

If I make a grocery list, I’m expecting or planning to purchase the items on that list. Which makes me think that some lists can also be viewed as a plan of what is expected.

One of my favorite quotes is “You want to make God laugh, then tell Him about your plans.” 

List are plans that we sometimes forget…are subject to change; especially if the plans are not in His will. 

Do you trust that His plan is greater than your list?

Tear up that list, put away those post-it notes and get ready for the ride of your life! Trust me. You’ve got a great Driver. 

Christine A.

I’d love to hear from you! Have you ever been guilty of not letting go of your what’s-going-to-happen-in-my-life-whether-its-in-His-plan-or-not list?

Please comment below or send me an email at info@changedbypurpose.com.

5 thoughts on “The Plan That Got Away

  1. Riss says:

    I was the same exact way… then I stopped making lists and now I feel like I don’t plan enough. So I’m working on my happy medium! Great read! Keep em coming girl! 🙂

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  2. Widster says:

    Yes!

    In high school, I had my whole life planned out…

    I made a list of the “when and how” I was going to attain success, my dreams, and my desires by a certain age. I told myself, “Yes, I’ll have a degree by the age of 22, then start my career, get married by the age 23…” the list went on and on!

    I was always the type who wanted to know every detail of what’d happen next in my life. The thought of not having control, or not seeing my list fall into place, drove me crazy.

    But God! He allowed my list to just be a list, and created a path for me to walk out a beautiful journey of trusting Him in the unknown.

    Great read boo!

    -Widster

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  3. Stacey says:

    Ohhhh my gosh ! Yesssss, especially in high school . Girl, I said I would get married by 25 years old, have three first child name Tiffany , second child name tevin and third child name Tatiana and I was going to be a nurse – my husband was going to be a doctor – lmfao , thinking about it – it’s hilarious to me but, I think i might write about it lol hmmmmm.

    “The Perfect Man” list. Women have 235 items – lol Yesss sis cause I definitely had the perfect man list. lol but, I agree 100% with this post – we can’t make plans for something that may not happen and we can’t get upset about it neither. I feel like we have to just enjoy life each day of your life cause tomorrow isn’t promised nor we never know what is next in our lives. And that is what I appreciate about God cause mannnnn I thought I had it all planned out but, I love God shows me that his plan is so much better than mines.

    Great read sis💞

    Xoxo,
    Stacey💘

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  4. melissasuemills says:

    Because I like my handwriting I write lists just to write them lol

    But as humans we tend to want control of everything (especially me)

    Our conversations, our love life, our plans and even arguments! But what we have to understand is that WE ARE NOT GOD. He is control and at the end of the day, He decides how everything ends up.

    Great post blog sister. Love it!
    Keep them coming!
    I’m rooting for you 🎉

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