Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious


Today, I am so thankful for a flexible schedule, and yesterday, and the day before that… Our last three weeks, going on four, have been challenging. The first week I was completely prepared. Our computer went in the shop and I had the school schedule ready to go for the week, and most of the next week. Everything ran smoothly as we checked email at the library and easily worked through our school week. Week two came around with no computer. Okay, we got the work done with just a bit more effort. Then week three came. We finally had the computer back, but my husband needed to finish several projects with deadlines using the computer, so we decided to take a week off from school and catch up on some painting and decluttering that is not possible during a school week. And I also caught a cold. My daughter painted. My son read. I can’t remember what I got done, but I know I did something. This week, still no school. Did I mention that I use a computer program to schedule and record our school year? Although I was able to reinstall the software, I was not able to retrieve the backup files off the CD. We lost the whole year’s records, not to mention all that was planned for the remainder of the year.But remember, I am so thankful for this flexible schedule. I am still not well and am able to rest while my family pampers me. I am able to change our school schedule so that we can complete all we need to accomplish for the year. God even gave me peace about losing all my records on the computer. I have them on paper in case the law comes knockin’.

So what makes a flexible schedule? Allowing God to have control of my time. Because I trust that God will accomplish all that He has planned for this family, I don’t have to get stressed out when my planning gets put aside.

Jas 4:14-15  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.  (15)  For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

There is a balance to flexibility. I must plan our schedule to have order rather than chaos each day. As a child of God, I must seek His plan first to be able to plan for my family, and when events change, I must be diligent to continue to seek His plan so His priorities remain my priorities.

Thank You, Lord, for teaching me that flexibility is good, and that Your plan is perfect.

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