For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
I met several friends for coffee one day and of course took my knitting with me. For some reason it is impossible for me to just sit still—I have to be doing something. And when I’m visiting with friends that something is usually knitting.
As we went back and forth, discussing our days Karen mentioned how neatly my ball of yarn was behaving. She went on to share how she’d been in a hurry to start a recent project and hadn’t bothered to wind her yarn into a ball, instead leaving it in a loose skein. Anyone who’s ever tried to save time this way knows what happened next—a knot of hopelessly tangled yarn.
We all shared a sympathetic laugh as she explained the lengths she’d had to go to unsnarl the mess. But as she talked Mary was the first to draw the comparison. “Isn’t that just like life? When we get in a hurry and rush ahead of God, life ends up in a tangled knot.”
Oh the wisdom in that insight. It certainly made me pause. So I ask you, where are you rushing ahead of God? Join me in slowing down and letting God order our days as we learn what KNOT to do!
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