“Wahoooo…” and letting God Make the Plans

“When was the last time you went ‘wahoo’?” (Tim Robbins asks Meg Ryan this in brilliant film, I.Q.images

I think too often we let the burdens of shoulda-woulda-coulda & needto-haveto-mustdo decide for us.

Last night, I stepped to do something different. I was having a small celebration of a work success. It wasn’t anything really noteworthy. It was simply a job well done.

All of my friends were otherwise engaged, so I set out determined to enjoy the evening on my own. I had a well planned spontaneous evening planned. (Go ahead & laugh!) However, I do love it when God has a surprising bend in the road.

My Plans – A museum trip and solo dinner.. not too shabby when you’re going to the MOHAI 🙂 mohaiaerial

God’s Plan – A museum trip, followed by a boat ride on South Lake Union with strangers, who became friends over dinner at Ivar’s!

I saw snapshots of my new friends’ lives – the joy and heartache – while getting to share a little of my own.

As the sun was setting, we drove our boat back with laughter and good conversation.

I realized, all the more, knowing Jesus gives us more to share with people than we realize. And you never know when a spontaneous act like jumping on a boat with strangers or talking to someone at a coffee shop will give you the opportunity to let your Light shine.

LakeUnion_webSo I ask you, When was the last time you went “wahoo”?

Step out of the routine and take advantage of the life God has given you.

Be Spontaneous!

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One thought on ““Wahoooo…” and letting God Make the Plans

  1. giavanna maria buonarroti June 7, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    Annie, had a day just like that too, and even on the same day! talk to you about it later, in the meantime I will leave you with a saying of Mother Theresa “I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”.

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