I am a planner. I love doing research, fine combing the details, and planning things to perfection. In some instances it's great. Trips can be well-orchestrated. Parties can be pulled off without a hitch. Day-to-day living is a tad bit messier.
A few weeks ago I was feeling really frustrated about events I knew would be happening sometime, but they're out of my control and I have no idea if or when they will come to pass. I was driving home and suddenly the words to "Lead, Kindly Light" were filling my ears and my heart. "Keep thou my feet, I do not ask to see the distant scene, one step enough for me." These words brought tears to my eyes and spoke peace to my heart. I usually feel like a person full of faith, but I realized my faith had been lacking in regards to the timing of things to come.
Waiting can be hard. It is difficult to operate on someone else's time table. When I realize that the timing of the One I'm waiting on is perfect, it makes things a little more bearable. Over the past few weeks I've still found myself with a little bit of stress about the unknown, but I've been reminded that one step is enough. I need to focus on the here and now instead of worrying about the coming tomorrows. Heaven knows there's still plenty in the here and now for me to worry about. :)