When life interrupts our plans – being faithful even when we can’t be consistent

When life interrupts our plans – being faithful even when we can’t be consistent

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you may have wondered why it’s been awhile since I posted anything.  Quite simply, it’s been life.  Struggling with bouts of asthma, taking care of my family and sometimes just plain exhaustion pushed writing to a back burner.  Just when I was talking to God and telling Him how discouraged I felt that I was missing my normal posting days, He reminded me that I can faithful even when I can’t be consistent.

     “We make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps” Ps 16:7 NLT

Being faithful means I can start my day in communication with God, expressing my need for Him in my life and my inability to do life on my own and in my own strength.  That conversation can take place in any room, outloud or a heartfelt plea.  It doesn’t matter my state of mind or even the state of disarray around me.

Consistency makes me think of things that are measureable, achieveable, even chartable!  But faithfulness is a matter of our hearts, our attitudes.  You can’t see faithfulness, only its affects.

God was reminding me that I was measuring myself by what I achieved, but that He cares even more about the condition of me heart.    When my heart is in the right place, then what I do and how I do it will honor God.

Above all else guard your heart, for it determines the course of your life” Prov. 4:23 NLT

Being faithful means I am cultivating my relationship with God throughout everything I experience in life.   It is depending on God’s strength and wisdom, because mine alone just isnt enough.

       “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NLT

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Sonia
    Jun 14, 2017

    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.

    • Bonnie
      Jun 14, 2017

      Thanks for reading it 🙂

  2. Debbie Lutz
    Jun 14, 2017

    Such a good point and so hard to maintain that perspective.

    • Bonnie
      Jun 14, 2017

      Yes, it’s so easy to forget. Thanks for commenting!

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