It’s not only an amazing book by Michele Cushatt, I had the privilege to pre-read as part of the book launch team, but it’s also something that I both struggle with, and need more of in my life. Quite a paradox.
So many days, I find myself ‘undone’ over how my day has turned out. Not like it looked in my planner. No To Do List items checked off neatly. Not full of peace or productivity. Instead, my plans were undone by ‘fires’ that needed my attention more than what I thought I would spend my time on that day.
And some days, I live out the adage of ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.’
And some days, I. Just. Can’t. Get. Moving.
Does this happen to you?
But some days, a glorious thing happens. Not as often as I’d like, but that’s because I’m usually in too much of a swirl of chaos and crazy (mostly of my own making) to notice it, but every once and awhile…. a moment presents itself to make me come undone in the best of ways.
Take a moment to encourage a friend, give a sad boy a hug, put a note in a lunchbox, send a text to let a friend know I’m praying for them, take an extra moment to look in someone’s eyes and ask, really ask, how they’re doing. And wait for the answer. And really listen.
When I’m undone in this way, I know God smiles. Because I’m finally letting Him ‘undo” me and my plans, and ‘do’ His work. Share his love, His light, His grace.
Lord, please ‘undo’ me in your very best way so I can love as you love. So I can do your work, so I can point my family, my friends, strangers toward you.