Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21
I love this quote from the musical "Hairspray". Those are big plans for the day! Eat some breakfast, check. Change the world, check. Sometimes, my to do list is pretty full, but if I held it up against "Change the world", it would look a little small. And even then, it doesn't always get done. I get frustrated when my plans have to change, or things take longer than I'd thought.
But I get much LESS frustrated about those things if I have put my plans in the hands of God. When I've dedicated my day to the Lord, I trust a little easier that what HE wants done will get done. I trust that something that I do that wasn't on my list may have been part of God's purpose. So plan your day. Breakfast first. Then pray that the rest of your tasks, no matter how big or how small, may change the world into a better reflection of the Kingdom.
Rev. Jana Quisenberry is the minister at Brightwood Christian Church. She's an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN, She now resides in Mt. Lebanon with her husband, two children, and dog, Sookie. Pastor Jana loves the church, science fiction, and coffee.