Write 31 days - Fruit of Faithfulness Challenge

When “winging it” isn’t really “winging it” at all

design-4Fruit of Faithfulness Series: Day 8


So I must be honest with you, I am writing this post today and not following the schedule with the scripture I had written down for today. I am away from my notebook that has the schedule written down. I feel so unprepared to write, but I am dedicated to this challenge of #write31days, so my faithfulness to this challenge is winning over my feelings of unpreparedness. I have no idea what the scripture focus should be today, but I do know what the scripture focus will be today.

God teaches me a lesson everyday. Today as I write this He is showing me that being prepared is not necessarily a prerequisite to act in faith. When we live from faith and act accordance to His will, there is no “winging it”. Every decision we make following the direction of the Holy Spirit is the step we are predestined to take.

God knew I wasn’t going to get a chance to review my schedule to note which verse I was supposed  to write about today. He knew instead that I would be writing this today.

Winging it isn’t really winging it at all, it is working from a place of faith instead of preparedness.

When we have something in mind to write or say but the Holy Spirit shows us something different.

When we have a detailed plan for our day but “random series of events” derail our plan.

We may have good ideas, but God’s will always wins.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

Sometimes the most spontaneous things end up being the best things.

A phone call with an old friend that lasts for hours.

An impromptu trip to the mountains or the beach.

A conversation with a stranger.

An unexpected gift from a spouse.

Listening to those promptings or gentle nudges of the Holy Spirit allows us to experience these things.

We don’t need a detailed plan because we have a greater purpose.

My faithfulness to this challenge allows me to write this with no plan. My faithfulness to God allows me to type what He says. My faithfulness to you, my sweet friends allows me to be comfortable “winging it”, knowing I’m not really winging it at all.

Daily challenge:

Today I really want to encourage you to pay attention to the Holy Spirit within you. What is He guiding you to do? What is He asking you to say? It is not about your plan as much as it is about your purpose. 

Remember our faithfulness to God gives us what we need so we can walk and talk in line with Him.

I don’t know who specifically will be encouraged by this post today, but I have faith that God will direct your steps here if this post is meant for you today.

I would love to hear from you below, what is the plan you are throwing out the window in order to serve God’s greater purpose for you today? 



2 thoughts on “When “winging it” isn’t really “winging it” at all”

  1. Thank you for this post, Stephanie! The plan that I am “throwing out the window” so that I can serve God’s greater purpose (of paying more attention to relationships) is the deadline that I placed on myself to finish my current book. He has shown me that I need to trust that in his time my book will be finished.


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