I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at Coffee with Summer today while she is off enjoying her honeymoon! Summer’s blog is such an encouraging space; her gentle words and conversational writing make you feel like you really are having a coffee with a sweet friend. I’ve loved getting to know her through this blogging community, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out my post and the rest of her site. Here’s a little sneak peek for you:
I’m a type-A achiever, hard-J planner, and all-around lover of control. I think, plan, and hustle around, organizing all the moving pieces of my life. I love a good plan, and the more detailed and longer term it is, the better.
Sometimes in tension with my type-A personality is my deep longing to please God and to live out His will for my life. Everything gets a little muddled when I project my own image onto God, expecting that He has a down-to-the-minute plan for my life (which He very well might), and that if I pray just the right words or seek Him often enough, He’ll reveal it to me and I’ll make perfect decisions forever.
If you’ve ever waited on God for direction, you know that this is rarely how He reveals wisdom to His children. Instead, He often reveals bits of information, puzzle pieces that don’t seem to quite fit together and feel impossible to place without the whole picture.
When I can’t fit the pieces together by myself, I begin to panic. To be honest, what I’m most afraid of is this lie: If I make a decision without knowing God’s whole master plan for my life, I’ll make a mistake that can’t be undone. If I force together pieces that don’t actually fit, I won’t be able to wrench them apart again.
Read the rest of this post over at Coffee with Summer.