Sunday, January 1, 2017

 “Man plans. God laughs.”

~ Yiddish proverb


We did it; we made it through the holidays. Now life can get back on an even keel.

I spent a bit of time yesterday organizing and writing down things in my focus areas that I want to be intentional about in 2017. Likely a carryover from my corporate life, I know that writing down goals, intentions, and action items means it’s more likely I’ll remain fixed on the path and attain the goals I set for myself..

As much as I once abhorred the annual corporate goal setting process, I came to appreciate it as I experienced the results of being intentional. Experience also taught me that, while it’s important to plan, it’s equally important to remain flexible enough to withstand the unexpected and inevitable circumstances that can alter the trajectory of a plan in an instant. In short: plans change.

I write down my intentions and goals knowing full well that God may have surprises in store for 2017 that shake it all up. That’s why the most important thing–the non-negotiable thing–that I remain intentional about is my faith and trust in the One who knows the ultimate plan for my life from beginning to end. His plan remains constant and is, without a doubt, the one I want to follow.

So, welcome 2017. I’m ready for you. Let’s make this year one of hope, intention, and unwavering faith.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
1 comment
  1. I love the Yiddish proverb! So true…so true.

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