Because I’m still learning how to listen to the Lord.
Because I’m still learning how to obey.
This red sweater has been in progress for over a month.
I started it right after I finished Anne’s sweater.
It gave me all kinds of trouble.
I was learning everything.
It was a new stitch, a new style, a new way to make a sweater.
Mistakes, tearing out, and trying again were common.
Just when I was feeling like it was coming together, I ran out of yarn.
Yes, I could have ordered it on Amazon, but I hadn’t kept the label.
The yarn was a Christmas gift.
So, I knew I’d have wait till my energy and schedule provided an opportunity to go shopping.
It was over two weeks before I was able to go shopping and God blessed me with the exact yarn.
It was even on sale!
The Lord reminded me I needed buttons as well.
I was so excited! Of course I was too tired to work on it that day, but it was a step in the right direction.
Then life happened.
Although I had the needed materials, other priorities pushed it aside.
So, I was surprised when the Lord brought it to mind this week.
“I’ve not finished the baby shower gift. I haven’t even started Ethan’s birthday gift.”
Why do I question God? Like He didn’t know all the details already, I thought I had to remind Him?
I truly apologized for my poor behavior and grabbed out the project.
It’s been a process.
Frankly, I’m not sure I like the end result.
However, both Anne and Sis said I’m being too critical.
They are probably right.
Whether this sweater is exactly what I was thinking it would be or not, it’s just another opportunity to learn.
A reminder that every detail is in God’s hands.
It’s a reminder I’ve needed daily this week.
I’m so thankful for the Lord’s patience with me.
I’m so thankful for His perfect plans.
I’m so thankful for His promises.
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.
Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV