Organized Life

Another whirlwind weekend where the title of my post may be drawn into question.
I was "on call" for a major system upgrade for the client I am currently consulting with.
It went well, but kept me close to home.  As a result, Saturday became a much needed home project day.  My attending service on Sunday was in question due to the being on call, however, Sunday was remarkably quiet from a work perspective and I was able to attend and assist with the tech side of the first annual HHC talent show.   You can see it here HHC's Got Talent.

My devotion this morning around how remarkably organized  and predictable our lives really are.
I had really thought my life as organized, but after reading the chapter, I can see where Tripp is coming from.

P.D. Tripp takes us back to the interaction God has with Adam and Eve in the garden shortly after creation.  Tripp provides his thoughts on purpose and importance of the conversation and the distinction God has placed in the creation of Adam and Eve.

They were created for a purpose, distinct in that they are self aware, driving by passion and desire.
A passion and desire that needed direction and focus.  Their purpose was to honor God with their lives.  Their purpose was to live according to "God's Way".

Adam and Eve chose another path... a path I often choose.  A path that Tripp points out comes straight out of Proverbs... "a way that seems right to a man"

The organizational aspect of life begins to make sense when I recognize the battle that is occurring within me.  The chaos that seems to prevail in my life is often just my spirit jumping back and forth between God's way and My way.  Both have purpose, both have direction, both are planned and preconceived... but they are going in opposite directions.  No wonder life seems crazy at times.

There is more to say, but I'll save it for my next few posts.

Comments

  1. So when someone uses the phrase "my life is organized chaos" that isn't true? :) I sure hope so because sometimes I feel like I run that way. I'm looking forward to what else you have to say this week.

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    1. I think there may be truth to it... though I am seeing what Tripp is saying... It boils down to our pursuits and to Tripp's point, our lives are decisions are less impulsive than we might think. I hope to provide more clarity from my reading over the next few days.

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  2. Yep, just when we think we're organized in our lives, God will break in and remind us that He is large and in charge. And that's a wonderful thing! His ways are always higher and grander than ours, and heeding His way is what we should always choose to do.
    Blessings, Ryan!

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    1. I agree Martha, God's plan, even when it seems to go against human understanding, is the plan I should be going with. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't... and I think that is where the chaos may be.

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