Thursday, January 17, 2013

Good Things Come For Those Who Run Late

*Sunrise over the roof at home.  :)


Sometimes the best things happen when you are on the edge of a freakout.  The other day I woke up at 6:19 AM.  I immediately leaped out of bed with my heart beating loudly and with a yelp to my husband "Oh NO!  I'm WAY late!"

 Here was the problem.  The night before I kept waking up all night starting at 3 AM.  I kept thinking I was missing my alarm, but it was just my body saying "Hey, 3 AM sounds like fun doesn't it?  Let's get up!!!!"  Of course I had no intention of getting up before I usually do (5 AM).  When that time hit, I got up as usual.  The next day (my big late wake up day) things did not go as planned.  I woke up and thought, "Oh man!  Should I get up?"  I then answered with "No, it isn't time.  Remember last night how you kept getting up and it wasn't time.  Keep sleeping and enjoy it."  I slept, I enjoyed, and when it was too late I also realized, I hadn't set my alarm! 

My usual schedule has me up at 5 AM and showered by 5:30 AM when my son will get up after having already showered at 4:30 AM.  He catches the bus at 6:30 AM so we get a little time in the morning to just hang.  This morning was going to be a little off.  Our routine had to change dramatically.  There was no hanging out since my son also missed his alarm.  We took turns trying to get ready fast enough to not interfere with my husband needing to get up.  Instead of the bus, I would have to drive my son to school.  Not a bad thing just another bump in the schedule.

However it was a great bump.  On the way to school my son shared with me how they were watching Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat so they could prep for the school production.  He said that because it was a musical, he really didn't feel he was getting the point of the story.  We talked about how Joseph had some pretty incredible dreams that God put into his heart, but there was quite a road to travel before those dreams would come true.  We shared how Joseph had to go through some rough times in order to learn what he needed to learn to fulfill his purpose and to get Joseph into the position God wanted him in in order to save Israel and Egypt.  It was nice to talk about how God has a special purpose for each one of us, and some roads will be easy where others may be bumpy or even incredibly rocky, but usually even those roads teach us something or give us something we need for our journey. 

God has great plans for each of us.  He created you for a purpose.   There are dreams in your heart for a reason.  God put them there.

Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NKJV)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.


18 comments:

  1. Some of the best conversations I've had with my kids have been in the car! :)

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    1. I agree. Especially when I pick my son up from school. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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  2. My kids always talk the most in the car :) It sounds like you had a great conversation!

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    1. It was definitely one of the best in a while. We always talk, but sometimes when we get into conversations about God, he shies away. Could be because he's getting older. He gets a little embarrassed. This was really nice.

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  3. hey!! thank you so much for the follow :) returning the favor xo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. :)

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  4. I like your thoughts on this :)I also believe that whatever happens in our life, happens for a good reason- at the time we like it or not. Thanks for following me. Following you back :)

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    1. I like nice surprises like that. It definitely started out as a bummer, but it all worked out great. :) Thank you so much for the follow.

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  5. thanks for stopping by by blog and i love your blog very nice i am following you back

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    1. Thanks Deanna Lyn. I loved checking out the recipe on your blog. I look forward to learning more. Thanks for following!

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  6. You drew me in with your wit and you ended by providing me a sense of peace that I desperately needed today. Thank you for the wonderful reminder.

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    1. Amy thank you so much for the very kind words and for stopping by. I appreciate it so much. :)

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  7. Wow! An inspirational message to start another week. Wonderful post Kelly. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I am happy to follow back. Have a good Sunday and week.
    Judy - Judy H-J's Thoughts

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  8. Kelly what a wonderful post! Isn't it amazing how things work out. God puts in a situation and wonderful things happen. xo

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  9. What a wonderful account of the start of your day!! - It even made me laugh (no offense) - but I've had days that started like that. God is so amazing - He needed & planned for you to get up late that morning.
    Thanks!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  10. Funny how the car sparks good conversations with our kids. Also a good place to hear what they talk about with their friends!
    ~Kelly

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  11. and 3 o'clock is the hour of Mercy...no coincidences.
    I am your newest follower.

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  12. I love the message of this post. Great blog :)

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