Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Life plans change at the breaking of a horn.
I woke up with a plan today; a plan to write on the fall Bible study and to edit, schedule, and publish articles for Titus II Woman. I had plans to lay low until I had to go in to work for a few hours and then after I finished working I had plans to take my kids to do a little black light miniature golfing.
My plans were interrupted when my little boy came in and said, “Mom! One of the goats is gone.” What do you mean one of the goats is gone? Did he break his line? Is he just lying in the tall grass? Is he in the road? Where did he go? So, we woke up my husband to let him know the news and then got the girls up to help look for the goat. Not even a few seconds later our little man found the missing goat, Sammy is his name, next to our only female goat. At this point I am just relieved that he decided to stick around and not take after our neighbor’s garden or mine for that matter.
Upon inspection, we found that our little Sammy had gotten into some kind of kafuffle. He had broken his horn pretty good and was bleeding quite badly. Y’all, this is the first time we have raised goats and we knew nothing really of caring for a broken horn. We never expected for our little guys to go and get hurt. Trouble? Yes. But hurt? Never.
We got Sammy into a pen to keep him from running off and getting hurt worse or dying even and then did some research on what we needed to do to help him stop bleeding and start to heal. This would mean that we needed to run into the local feed store for some supplies and medicine. My plans were all but out the window at this point.
Sometimes things happen to change the course of our day and we will never truly know the full reason of why this will happen, but I believe that with every little change, God has a very specific reason. Today, I needed to give a little more attention to what was going on around me. God taught me a lesson in this. I need to trust Him with all the little details of my life. We live our lives as we please, but anything can happen at the break of a horn to change our course and alter our entire reason for living.
Sometimes we are so busy living out the plans that we have made, but God is just asking us to stop for a minute, breathe, and remember why we are here in the first place. Determine what matters most. Be intentional about making time for your family, friends, and church. Make an effort to sit at His feet and be in peace rather than miss Him. Isaiah 55:6 says, “Seek the Lord while he may be found, call on him while he is near.”
Lord, our desire is to serve you and glorify your name while we are here on this earth. Help us to recognize when the plans we make for our lives need to be altered to fit in the plans that you have for our lives. I ask that you speak life into my day and every breath I take so that I can breathe that life out for others to have as well. Amen.