Change of Plans

I am a stay-at-home mama or as my husband refers to it “self-employed.” This blessing affords me the luxury of flexibility. Honestly, that is not my strong suit. I tend to make a plan and drive towards it like a bear towards honey.
The Holy Spirit is patiently teaching me to heed His prompting. I’m talking about the thousands of small decisions we make daily. God wants to change our predetermined plans for His better path. Even when the flexibility isn’t evident, and other people’s wishes are so pressing. God has made a way. At times the Spirit is saying go left when everyone else is saying go right. This has happened literally at a stop light. I move over just in time for an unseen police car to speed by. Or at a store when He says “Don’t go outside yet.”
These course corrections may be for my benefit, or they may allow me to get out of the way for the benefit of others. I may never know all the whys. I do know who is telling me to change my plans. I know that He is for me and His plans for me are for my good. Heed that still small voice friends. He won’t override your will, but if you let Him, God will change your plans and cause all things to work for your good!!! The heeding to God’s prompting only happens for me when I take time to listen when I slow down a beat and allow my shepherd to make the next step plain. It’s our choice.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
  and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
  and he will make straight your paths.

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