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Life's Interruptions

by Angela Gooden, DNP, RN on October 17, 2022

Hello, Bible Way Family!

I will be starting a series of blogs for the church this month. My topic today is centered on a conversation I had with Sister Mildred Hughes:

  • Sister Hughes: "How is the blog going?”
  • Me: "I had a bit of a setback; I broke my foot on Thursday. However, I can have something to you by end-of-day Friday."
  • Sister Hughes: "I will be praying for a complete and speedy recovery…this first one, you can even do a 2-minute video blog if that is easier…the video could even be on life's interruptions. But above all else, take care of yourself."

And that was my aha moment! Have you ever heard the phrase "best-laid plans?" This is a proverbial expression used to describe the futility of making detailed plans in the face of uncertainty. I was reminded of this phrase as I rushed to an early Thursday morning meeting in heels, carrying my coffee cup and a heavy work bag. I rolled my ankle (violently) and immediately knew my foot was broken. However, that's not the worst part. Despite that intense moment of pain, I continued the journey to my office and, an hour later, finally accepted what I knew all along—my foot was broken, and I had to deal with it. 

I often tell my kids to 'control what you can control,' but the truth is, that's not much. Luke 12:27-28 instructs us to: "Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you?” Do you believe God is in control and will provide? What will you do when He finds a way to finally slow you down too?

Tags: god, life, plans, control


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