“Preparing”

Dear Reader,

I mentioned before that I like to be prepared, I like to know what the plan is. I also told you about my lackadaisical approach to “preparing” for work in the mornings under the guise of not being a “morning person.” But in reality, that’s just an excuse. The days go by in a blur of forgetting something for work, anxiety about what my rude coworker is going to say next,  and all around struggle. I’ve been reading a devotional on my YouVersion app (KJV always) this afternoon about the Proverbs 31 Woman. Specifically where it says “She riseth also while it is yet night” and I was thinking about how early I would have to get up for that to apply to my mornings (roughly 5:00AM! Gross!) But what if? What if   I did wake up early enough to start the day prepared? What if I determined to start every day with The One Who made my soul to crave Him? The days would not seem to hard to get through! 

What about when the Lord sends me a husband? Won’t I need to be up early with him to make him breakfast before he goes to work, pack him a lunch, and pray with him? And to prepare for the day of schoolwork with my children, as well. I think about all of the things I should’ve been doing to prepare and go “Yikes! How will I ever catch up?” By starting with the day that I have. I woke up early this morning, and I can do it tomorrow, too. I read more Scripture today than I did yesterday, I can do even better tomorrow! I’ve been studying about preparedness in being single a lot lately, and specifically a wonderful book called Preparing To Be A Helpmeet by Debi Pearl. She talks a lot about prayer. Prayer for his protection each day, prayer for yourself to be prepared. 

My goals for tomorrow are

  1. Wake up early!
  2. Pray for FH
  3. Pray for my family
  4. Pray for myself 
  5. STUDY the Word for guidance 

(No more playing around. It’s time to start preparing for my future. It’s time to get serious!)

I’m sure that one day my dear FH will appreciate being prayed for.  I write him letters fairly often, just things that I’m praying for him, and for us. Silly, girlish thoughts that hopeless romantic inside of me delights in writing. 😁😁😁😁 

I hope he enjoys reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them! I pray that the Lord reminds me often of how not “together” my life is. It’s a mess sometimes and I’m only 22! What’s it going to look like 5 years from now?? I don’t know, but I do know that I can start preparing now by getting closer Jesus everyday, so that when real trials come I’ll have the strength to face them!

Much Love, 

Alaina ❤️

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