UncategorizedDay 23: 31 Days of Finishing Rooms October 23, 2011Today is going to be a little different on the series. As you can tell, it’s late to be making this post. This has been a great weekend, but I’m tired. I just wanted to spend a quick post recapping how this series has gone so far. If you guys will remember on my Day 1 post, I chose this topic for several reasons. First of all, I am so bad about just moving from one project to the next and never finishing one. We’ve lived here over a year and we have one finished room. That has bothered me to no end! Second of all, I really felt like God was telling me to stop, rest, and enjoy the present. I spend my life looking forward and dreaming for the future. These are great qualities, but I often take it too far. I look so forward to the future that I often forget the present. I went into it with that mindset and have learned so much along the way. I’m learning more in small ways how the timing of things is not always what you expect. Yes, I knew this beforehand, but just seeing how my timing and plans for this series get behind and change makes me reflective on how this is often the case in my life. I am a planner, a dreamer. I have so much about this house, the life of my family, and what our future looks like already planned out. Today, I’ve been reflecting over working so hard in the house for 23 days now. It makes me realize how my plans are never quite right. It’s not bad to have them, but I’ve got to recognize that they may have to be tweaked along the way. It’s hit me that this is not only true for this series, but just in life. My plans that seem so great to me now, are most definitely not exactly what God has in store. He has something bigger, greater, and different for me and our family. I’m really bad about being so wrapped up in my own plans that I am not willing to let them go and let God work. I’m glad to see that this series has not just been good for the house, but also for something bigger in me 🙂 Although it can be hard to make realizations like this, it’s always a good thing! It’s pretty amazing to me how God moves. I’m doing a series on finishing up rooms in my house with fun, but little things like wall art. And God swoops in and reminds me that those things are not bad, but what He is doing is more important. Always good to be reminded… I’ll be back tomorrow with more updates/ideas for the guest room. Thanks for listening today.