Chapter 37 and 9 months

It’s unbelievable to me how quickly the chapters of our lives are written. Each year ushers in something new. Plans turn on a dime. God flips a switch and says, “Oh, you! You seriously thought you knew the plans I have for you? Aren’t you darling?!”

And just like that, God has closed one door in my life, only to open another. He has enlightened me to all that can be done for His glory with my community mental health license and He is quietly whispering to me, “You don’t have to know exactly WHERE I want you…just be willing to go when the time is right.” And I want to be willing. I REALLY want to be willing!

To be willing, though, requires giving up control and, if you know me at all, you know that’s one of the hardest things for me to give up. Looking back, however, I know God has been stripping me of my need for control most of my adult life. From the moment a three-year-old Morgan made her bed for the first time on her own, He has made it clear that my way is not the only right way…it is, in fact, often the most difficult way to go. When I let go, life is just easier!

So, today, as chapter 37 and 9 months of my life story begins, I’m letting go. I like to think it’s making God smile!

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