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Friday, March 4, 2016

Oh, March Forth (or fourth)

Psalm 90:12, "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (NIV).

I always think of how this date on the calendar sounds like a command to action... every... single... year...

Not knowing what might happen next can be paralyzing.

As I type these words, the self imposed deadline for the thing I wanted most, right now, has just passed.  It's not that I am impatient.  It's that I know I have reached a place in life where I have to get moving.  I can wait for "Plan A" for the rest of my days, if I really want to, but the problem with that is that I will miss "Plan B"... and C and D and X and Y and Z and... well... maybe everything.

It's OK.  It has to be OK, because I don't want to waste any more days.  Sometimes waiting is not a waste.  In fact, I would say that often waiting is not a waste.  But there are moments when you cross a line, and you know that the time for waiting is over.  Today is like that.

"Plan B" (in this case) is really only separated by what I wanted most in a matter of degree.  The truth is, it's the best plan for my family, and most of the time that's what I really want most, anyway.  I am, admittedly, occasionally selfish.  I'm not saying it's right... just that the struggle is real.  I'm going to let go of myself, tonight... at least for the foreseeable future...

Psalm 90:1, "Lord, you have been our dwelling place" (NIV).

Psalm 90: 17, "May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands" (NIV).    

It all fits together so well.

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