Thursday, January 18, 2007
Confession: I'm a nerd
Short post. Quick point today.
I'm one of those people who would probably drive you nuts. I do everything ahead of schedule (except clean my house). I make lists. I make lists for my husband. Sometimes I wear my watch to bed. I love calendars. You know the type. Always early for everything.
Last night at youth group my pastor said, "So, what's the weather supposed to do tonight? When's the ice storm gonna hit?" He grinned really big. He knew I'd be prepared.
I quoted him the latest weather report I'd heard on the way to church.
My son is 15. I told him we needed to leave ON TIME last night. No hanging around talking. We had to get home before the ice/sleet/wintry mix.
Well, this morning it's only raining. No ice. No school closings. It's 39 degrees.
I think I try to be smarter than God. Be overly prepared. Stay one step ahead of the game. That gets pretty tiring.
When I'm still and quiet, God seems to say, "Trust me. You can relax. I'm in control--no matter what."
So, I've just added a New Year's Resolution to my LIST. I'm going to stop being such a nerd. And start trusting Him more. Maybe rip up my lists. :-)
ARE THERE ANY NERDS OUT THERE WHO UNDERSTAND?
Posted by Julie Garmon at 4:55 AM