We humans keep brainstorming options and plans,
    but God’s purpose prevails.

Proverbs 19:21 (The Message)

This is me.  Most of the time, I am SOOO trying to make a plan that works.

A plan that works for me.

The way I see things.

The way I think things should be done.

But that isn’t the way it should be.  No, I should be following His plan, in His time, using His methods.

We celebrated the Epiphany yesterday.  

epiphany is defined as: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight 
into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated 
by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

We read about the Magi who came from afar.  How they followed the star.  Then returned a different way without going back to report to Herod about the location of the baby Jesus.

And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod,
they returned to their country by another route.
Matthew 2:12 

I wonder what they thought after waking up from that dream.  Did they question the validity of the dream?  Did they wonder if it were really necessary?

Were they like me?  Did they try to make their own plan?  

Obviously not, because they did what they were supposed to do…the went a different way.

You know…

When God tells you to go, he will give you the grace to go. Tweet this?

This year, I am trying to follow his lead.  I am trying to do a better job of listening, then acting based on what HE says, not what I want.

It will be a challenge…it already IS a challenge and we are only 7 days into 2013.

But he told me to go there…I know he will give me the grace to do it!

That just might be MY epiphany!!

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