Yesterday, I fell asleep on the couch while Brent was watching a hunting show. I love hunting with him but I cannot seem to stay awake if he turns on a hunting show. But in the midst of my nap, God opened my ears to hear this statement: “Good things become bad things when they distract us from the best things.”
I will really have to pay more attention when this show is on again because I think it may be the one hunting show that I can stay awake through. The reason that I think that God opened my ears to hear that statement is because I have been so consumed with trying to plan every aspect of preparing for our trip and what we can accomplish for fair that I have become distracted.
Both the trip and fair are very good things. But I began to forget God’s greater plan with all of this. I think that God ultimately wanted us to do both. The trip through Make a Wish is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our family. The organization is truly a life changing organization. The more I learn about Make a Wish, the more I love it.
And while we get to experience the very good thing of the trip, I think God wanted me to also be able to show His love to us through this organization by bringing awareness to people who may not know what all you can do through Make a Wish. I think God wants me to help this organization in every single way possible. And we now have a very captive audience with our fellow fair goers to share all the news about our upcoming trip and this amazing organization.
If we had taken our trip when I originally had thought we were and been planning for, we would have missed our fair. But then I would have missed the look of pure joy on Cade’s face as we find ways to still do the things he loves. Yesterday we also had our pre-fair practice and Cade and Cole both had the best time.
And it made me think that maybe this is part of God’s plan for Cade. Cade can bring awareness of DMD to others at fair. Cade can also show that God can make a way for you to continue doing what you love even with a disability. And then it reminded of the verse that I have been clinging to for a little over a year now.
Jeremiah 29:11 says: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”
Looking at this post and these pictures, I am really glad God woke me up enough from my nap to hear this that statement about good things and the best things.