20 Apr 2015 Trusting God with every step
by Laurie Green
As a mom of multiple multiples, I have been told many things, such as how blessed I am (I agree) and how busy life must be (it is). The most popular is how lucky I am. That last one always tripped me up a little.
Thinking back to when I first found out I was pregnant with my second set of twins, everyone told me how lucky I was. From what I remember, I did not feel lucky. I felt complete and total fear!
Let me tell you, four kids under the age of 2 are not for the faint of heart. I have been asked several times how I survived having two sets of twins 18 months apart, and I always jokingly answer, “I blocked all those scary moments out.” Seriously, there are times I cannot remember anything but sitting on the floor crying along with all four of the babies.
Fear, panic, sleeplessness, exhaustion, yep I felt all of these things, but I do not recall feeling lucky.
Life was chaotic, busy and always eventful. I became a professional at taking a 52-second shower, sleeping with one eye open and most importantly always checking my back in the mirror for baby spittle. I once showed up to work with one child’s half-eaten Fig Newton cookie stuck to the back of my pants. It was at least an hour before anyone told me I had something stuck to my clothing. To this day, I have a soft spot for those poor moms whose toddlers have stashed some half-eaten something to their clothing!
Yep, looking back, this life was not lucky; it was completely and utterly crazy! However, that is exactly how God planned it for me.
You see, had my life not been so crazy I may not have ever been the pro I was at juggling vacation bible schools. I had mastered the art of having the twins attend three or four different churches a week and in return, I had free, uninterrupted quiet time. For me this was a win/win. I was completely unaware how God was directing my every step. I was chasing after some form of rest, but God was chasing after me.
I had no idea my kids would fall in love with a church that would change me forever. Next thing I knew, I had found a relationship with God, and it was bigger and better than I had ever expected! Yes, I absolutely love the life I live and the blessings that come from being a mother of multiple twins, but I assure you that luck had nothing to do with it. Luck is something that happens by chance, and according to the Bible, nothing in my life has ever happened by chance.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
God had already determined my path long before I ever started my journey. He has the viewpoint to see our lives from the very beginning to the absolute end, and I have learned to trust Him with every step I take.