Life Worth Living

What Planning Vacations has Taught Me.

I have struggled with timing in my life.  I always want to do everything PERFECT but I also lack patients and I want everything done FAST.  I unfortunately get crippled by the inability to do both together sometimes resulting in me not doing anything at all–and my fear of failure has definitely kept me from playing the game before.

In my love for music I usually have a quote for everything– The Band Perry, puts my problem into words best “what if I had stayed home and done nothing tonight, what if I had looked left and you had looked right, for once in our lives we were both on time tonight”.  I will admit, I am still waiting to see “the light”.

“when the timing is right, I, the Lord will make it happen” Isaiah 60:22

I have not begun to master trusting His timing and letting go.  But in a strange turn of events, while working in a planner’s DREAM, I am learning to not be controlled by my plans.  Instead, I’ve begun to use my plans as an outline and let things happen as they may.  All the blogs for Disney tell you PLAN, book your restaurants, book your fast passes and do it ASAP, and this is a tried and true way to do Disney! It is GREAT to know that you’re going to go to “Be Our Guest” in 180 days and you’ll ride Space Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight, and 7 Dwarf’s Mine Train on the same day.  But working (living, living, breathing, sleeping, eating) in Disney, I have come to find many of these plans just don’t pan out.  Which is when the person who sat back and waited can take the plans they dropped.  They drop their plans and are greatly disappointed when they can’t do the thing they had their heart set on.  People stress over making those perfect reservations SO much and then when those restaurants are full or the fast passes are gone (far in advance) they assume there just aren’t anymore when they get here and they leave disappointed.  While I looked the night before or day of finding great fast passes and reservations for my personal enjoyment.

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end–it will not lie.  If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay” Habakkuk 2:3

The biggest thing planning vacations has taught me is timing is everything. The things that people stress to find will only work if the timing is right. I can’t say that it cured my personality and I do get impatient. Currently I am impatiently waiting for the day I can get a dog, a house, and a lasting relationship. But I also know none of these things will work if I try and force them and I have to rely on His timing.

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