Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Wrecked Plan?

We all make plans. Sometimes these plans come into being...sometimes they don't. That is part of the reason  that the Bible tells us:

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15

For the last four or so years, our family has been saying "Lord willing, Paul will be a full-time driver at UPS soon...."

But, this whole year has been one problem with the UPS job after another. And, this week there has been a new challenge. Paul got into a wreck with his UPS truck (technically called a package car) on Monday afternoon. HE WAS NOT INJURED! The wreck was NOT his fault, someone ran a stop sign and hit him. No one is disputing that the wreck is not his fault. But, UPS has a higher standard. They ask, "Was this wreck 'avoidable'?" And, if they find out that the wreck was avoidable then Paul will be fired or disqualified from driving.

Tomorrow morning at 9:30AM, Paul will be in a meeting that will determine (humanly speaking) his future with UPS.

The Lord knows all. The Lord is VERY good to us. He means this for our good. And, we are continually giving thanks throughout this situation. All week we have been saying, "Thank you, Lord, that you mean this for our good." I even wrote a song along those lines.Yet, it has been a very hard year... we would appreciate your prayers!

I will try to update tomorrow with the verdict.


Bean said...

Praying for you guys. And, I sure came to realize this summer that the phrase, Lord willing, is the only way to think when we start to make plans.

Blessings to you,


Bethany in Mid-MO said...

Hello, Bean,
I've been praying for you, Friend! How is your husband feeling? I would love an email update if you don't want to write it here.

Bean said...

Hey, I will send you an email. I like your profile pic, your are looking good :)