Blueprints! Planning Your Life

by Susan on May 4, 2012

This morning in my daily Bible reading time, something that really stuck out to me was Proverbs 4:26 & 27: “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.  Turn not to the right hand nor to the left…”  This caught my attention particularly since ‘planning’ has been on my mind a lot lately.  It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day ups and downs of motherhood and just life in general.  It’s easy to lose sight of who we are and what we’re supposed to do when the “have-to’s” far outweigh the “want-to’s”.  It’s easy to find ourselves trying to “just get through one more day” in the midst of diapers, laundry, meal preparation, house work, and more.  It’s easy to start to feel like we’re losing our “identity” after endless nights of walking the floors with a fussy baby.  Believe me, I’ve been there!  Ummm, ok, I’m STILL there!   So these verses gave me hope! It’s all about having a blueprint for your life!   “Ponder the path of my feet” – think about what I need to do; “let all my ways be established” – plan it out, write it out!; “Turn not to the right hand nor to the left” – stick with it without veering off track!  The rewards are endless!  They’re not always immediate; they’re not always what we think they should be!  But when the day is done and your child exclaims, “this was the best day ever!”, it’s all worth it!  When you kiss that precious toddler good night and she finally says for the first time “I wuv you mommy!”, it’s all worth it!  When your husband compliments you on the delicious and nutritious meal you spent time preparing, it’s all worth it!  When that customer you’ve invested your time in says, “thanks for helping me get my health back on track!”, it’s all worth it!  I could go on and on with the “rewards” I’ve experienced just this week, but you probably don’t have that kind of time to sit here and read! 🙂  So yeah, I know we’ve all heard this but it’s SO true:  “Plan your work and then work your plan!”  What’s YOUR blueprint for your day, your week, your year, your LIFE?
In Health,

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Teresa Bowser January 12, 2015 at 1:53 PM

GREAT post, Susan. Very encouraging. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. I’ve gotten very discouraged of late, because for the last several years, it seems that no matter what I plan, something comes along to derail those plans. This post has encouraged me to try again.

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Susan January 12, 2015 at 4:17 PM

Thank you, Teresa. This post was from several years ago but one that still applies to me daily! Glad that it can be of encouragement.

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