Monday, March 14, 2011

Obstacle or Opportunity?

Sometimes it's the small things in life that remind me I'm not in control, God is. His plan and perfect will for me is so much better than my own. He knows what my family and I need more than I ever could. 
Last week my plan on Tuesday was to accomplish this...


and this...


This is what tends to happen after a busy weekend of running here and there and no one picking up after themselves. So I had big plans to get both kids rooms clean and nothing was going to stand in my way.

This however, is what God had planned for my day...


A sick little boy who couldn't think of doing anything but watching movies and snuggling with his mommy. My little N has been quite a challenge lately and for a moment I will admit I viewed this as an obstacle. How will I be able to complete my task with a needy 2 year old? Instead God showed me it was an opportunity. I could spend my day cuddling with this rambunctious boy who for now didn't want to destroy his brothers lego creations or write on the walls. He wanted to be with his mommy. I can assure you I did not waste this opportunity placed before me. The rooms could be cleaned later. Don't mistake the opportunities God places in your path for obstacles, you may miss out on something great.


"The blessings God places in your hands are determined by what you are willing to let go of first."  
 Pastor Rick Warren

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4 comments:

Jessica said...

I love those moments of just cuddling. I'm glad you were able to see it as an opportunity! Thanks for the reminder.

. . . and that's a true story said...

aww, such a sweet post!

Meredith said...

Good point! : )

Wendy said...

Hmm, just finished reading a book about contentment and discussed it this morning at our church parent's group ~ there was a chapter about this exact topic. Way to let go of control and take the time to accept the "role" God gave you on this day :) hope N is feeling better!