A servant’s attitude doesn’t come naturally. As the oldest of seven, I had adult responsibilities at the age of ten.
Since I grew up being obedient by caring and doing for young ones, it was natural to be a licensed daycare provider when I was a young single mom.
Later, I had three children, two stepchildren, and my youngest brother in our home. Believe me, I didn’t mind the empty nest when it came.
I had a goal for the rest of my life. I pursued the self-consuming desire to be an author.
Just as I looked forward to retiring from my secretarial/editorial asst. position, I was needed as nanny granny to two beloved grandchildren.
Though I moaned inside, God blessed me. I’d already been published in nonfiction. My goal was to be a novelist. I managed to keep writing, and soon was an author.
More important, I am so close to those two young adults. No one can take away the memories of our times together.
All part of God’s plan. All according to His time.
Only God knows what tomorrow will bring. Sometimes, as I contemplate life’s events, the humble way I feel is beyond words. I am a chosen daughter of the King, created to do good works.
And oh to know He’s got it, no matter what “it” is, brings a peace only He can deliver. A peace beyond understanding.
The Lord Leads
Oh, to know it’ll work out
It’s okay if my plans fail
I think and I plan
I pray, strive, and I try
But life isn’t about me
Life is about my Lord God
His will directs my steps
Even through detours and wrong turns
My heart belongs to the Lord
Lord, direct my steps
I can trust the outcome
May the Lord’s will be done.