One At A Time

I am a “planner” and a garden needs a plan, but my garden is designed more like this: “Oh I think I’ll put the bell-flower here near the apple tree, the yarrow and bee balm over there across the path.” Recently I read a line in a little book called Jesus Calling which has stuck with me– “A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control.” Ouch! That hit home because most of my planning is whirling in my mind — how I can get everything done that needs doing the next day, or week or month. I wonder if I should just say, “Today I will live in the present and take things one at a time.” Then maybe I wouldn’t be so disappointed when my plans didn’t work out or get upset if I was interrupted. . . .