Warning: Mundane details ahead but stay with me!

     Last Friday, I was supposed to leave work an hour early. I had plans for the afternoon that included running errands to get ready for the weekend. When my co-worker told me she was leaving early on Friday, I was irritated because we both couldn’t be out at the same time, and it was “my turn” to leave early. Regardless of my irritation, I left early on Thursday instead. I had no time to run the errands, though, because I had a Zoom call on Thursday at 5 p.m. So I went home, got on my computer, and discovered my email program needed major updating before I could even get to the links that had been sent to me for the call. Who knew the update would take so long?! I made the Zoom call in time, so I was happy I had had some extra time before the call.

     On Friday, I was given a last-minute project at work that had to be completed before I could leave for the day. I ended up working past my normal “going home” time. The project got done, but it turned out that even if I had been the one who got to leave early on Friday, I couldn’t have ended the day early anyway.

     And then it hit me: I had my plan for how I wanted Thursday and Friday to go. But our Father had a different plan. I would need more time on Thursday instead of Friday. Who knew? He sure did!

I had been very excited for Thursday’s Zoom call, which would provide an opportunity to be helping hands for our Father’s work. He knew I needed a little more preparation time. His plan and His timing, not mine!

“YHWH is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart celebrates, and I give thanks to him with my song.” (Psalm 28:7)

     Yep! He helped me when I didn’t know I needed help. My initial response was vexation. Ouch!

     When I find myself pushing back on something, I need to stop. There is likely something I’m not seeing. I need to take a breath, look to Him, and just trust—even if I don’t know why.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7)

     Have you noticed it’s so easy to see Him in the big things He does for us? But for me, anyway, it is just as easy to overlook His hand in the trivial details of daily life (things I think He wouldn’t be interested in). Yet He is there in more ways than I even realize!

     The details of our lives do matter to Him. Do I take the time to notice and then praise Him and thank Him as much for the little things as I do when I see His hand in the big things? I know for sure I can do better with that.

Kim Chimene

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