Thursday, January 23, 2014

One Size Fits All?

"This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength." - 1 Corinthians 1:25

I had a little surgery on my knee today.
Arthroscopic, outpatient, uneventful. And I'm back home tonight, hanging out on the couch with a bag of frozen peas laying across my knee. Which in my opinion is about all that peas are good for - pain management.

My daughter told me I needed to stay off Facebook - apparently I've been a little loopy from the pain meds and I'm pretty sure she is worried I'll embarrass her. But she can't keep me from posting on my blog - which could potentially embarrass her too, but I'm the Mom and she's not; so here we are.

I spent a little time thinking about some of the things I noticed about my day - for example, the hugemongous hospital gown they gave me to wear.

It was quite a sight as I attempted to navigate the snaps and ties of this gown that in a pinch could have taken the place of a fitted sheet for my queen size bed at home. I managed to get it on - sort of - let's just say it was a little breezy. But when I asked the nurse if there was a smaller size she said "No, it's a one size fits all."

That got me thinking - there are a lot of things in this life that are a one size fits all.
Like scarves.
And bath towels.
And airplane seats.

But you know what's not?
God's plans for our lives.

His purpose and dreams for us are as unique as we are. Even though we are made in His image, we are all completely different with gifts and talents and abilities that only we possess. To use in a way that only we uniquely can.

Which should say a lot about how BIG God is.

Your life is not a one size fits all cookie cutter existence.
He's given you a purpose that only you can live out.
But you can only do that when you are surrendered to the master planner. 

What are you supposed to be doing for God?
Are you doing it?
Or are you still trying to tie that hospital gown?

With a Courageous heart,


  1. I wish my teenage son would read your message today. He is going through a hard time, I'd guess worse than the average teenager, and I cannot get him to understand that things will be better. He seems to have no hope - and no desire to try and make his life better. Some of it is from bullying, some from low self-esteem. Bless you, Robin for having your courageous heart so soon after surgery!

    1. I'll pray for him and for you Susan. These years are the hardest - for us and them. We all need a lot of grace.


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