“The Best Laid Plans…” Five Minute Friday

I’m joining up with the #FMFPARTY Five Minute Friday group again this week! If you haven’t heard of Five Minute Friday go check out Kate Motaung’s page about it over at katemotaung.com/five-minute-friday. Blogging for Five Minutes on Friday about a specified “Prompt Topic” I have to say that only typing about a topic for 5 minutes is a HUGE stretch for me, but I’m really enjoying it.

This week the prompt is “Plan”. I’m excited to get started! So here we go…


If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “The best laid plans of mice & men often go awry.” You know the basis of my life.

I am a planner. I love lists & preparing for upcoming events. I used to be a wedding planner (that’s another post entirely in and of itself!) & I loved the entire planning process from beginning to end.

The thing is, my plans for my life & the lives of my family DO often go awry. I’m not a foolish person. I don’t just jump at every opportunity that comes up. I’m a detailed planner. When I graduated High School I “planned” to get a business degree then own my own bakery, definitely NOT what ended up happening. So why do some of my “plans” come up short?

They don’t work out when they are MY plans & not God’s.

James 4:12-15

” Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.”  How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”

When I get an idea or start to make a plan of action I need to step back and really evaluate WHOSE plan it is. Am I coming up with this all on my own or have I truly been guided by The Lord?

This blog is a great example of that. I felt God calling me to write. Now, he originally called me to write a book (and I am), but when I got stuck in the process and was about to give up on it He pointed me toward blogging. I questioned & doubted whether it was me or God that came up with that, but after lots of prayer & searching for His answer, He has begun to open my eyes to His plan for it all.

Well, my five minutes are up! This five minute thing is CRAZY! I could probably go on forever… Hmmm… I think I’m already coming up with my next post! I’ve been inspired!

How have the “plans” you’ve made on your own changed? I would love to hear how God has moved in your life!

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4 thoughts on ““The Best Laid Plans…” Five Minute Friday

  1. allhisdaughters says:

    Its took me a long time learning to step back and trust in Gods plans, I think i finally get their kicking and screaming only to look back in hindsight and see all his work. Visiting from #fmfparty

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    • Made To Bloom says:

      Yes! I continually have to go back & reflect on all that He has done so that I can remember how He has proven himself to me over & over again. Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m loving #fmfparty!

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  2. Confessions1rst says:

    Oh goodness gracious how my plans have changed! I thought I’d be a Marine Biologist but I moved away from Miami as soon as I entered college. Then I swore I’d be a veterinarian but couldn’t afford school. Then I was sure I’d be a certified Veterinary Technician but I was never able to work as more than a receptionist at the vet clinics I worked at. Now? I’m a stay at home, homeschooling mom. Ironically, Staying home right now with the kids is the one thing I know for sure was God’s plan, not mine – clear as day. And it’s been a total blessing these past 2 years!

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