Finals Week Fail

Published on 12/07/17 under General by
A message from our new Day Camp Women's Director Callie Chisum to our summer staff

Hey T Bar M fam! My name's Callie, and I have been given the crazy privilege of being the Day Camp Women's Director! I grew up in Colorado, moved to San Marcos to attend Texas State University, ended up in Dallas for a couple years and now find myself back at camp by the grace of God! He taught me a lot of lessons in the times between those events, but to sum it up, His plans always make mine seem unimaginative!

There was one very memorable finals week at Texas State, I locked myself in my room for three days with a tin box of shortbread cookies and a gallon of coffee and did nothing but study. My unsuspecting roommate came in to borrow something and found me on the floor crying because I knew that God had forgotten me, and I was going to fail all my exams and be homeless. No joke. In my head I had become Job sitting in the ashes of my abandoned study materials, convinced that all my friends and family would disown me because I was going to fail and lose everything.

This is dramatic and silly, but I'd be willing to bet that some of you are at that point right now. You've got study guides, reading plans, and strict schedules and all of this is part of the small picture of the much larger plan you've got for your life. That's great! But keep in mind what Job learned when his life turned out much differently than he anticipated.

"I know that you can do all things and that no plan of yours can be thwarted." Job 42:2

Take this as reassurance that God doesn't mess up, and there's nothing you can do to derail God when He's moving you. It's also a promise that when your plans don't line up with God's, His will prevail (see Proverbs 19:21), and you can trust that it's going to be okay! 

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