This past Monday I was excited about my “six week plan”. I had trips scheduled, speeches to make, workshops to conduct. It was going to be a very intense, but very enjoyable period. That was my plan.
I decided to get some exercise Monday AM by cutting down a dead tree on the ranch with my son-in-law David. We had notched the tree to ensure it fell the direction we wanted it to, and I was making the final cut when the tree fell straight down…onto my left foot. The bones were severely fractured and the ankle was dislocated. Emergency surgery by a wonderful orthopedic surgeon (Dr Eric Grenier) and my foot was put back together. Now, for the next six weeks, I have to keep my foot elevated and not put any pressure on it. This was God’s plan. No trips, no speeches, no workshops.
Woody Allen says ” If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” God reminds us in James 4:15 that we ought to say “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that”. I was wrong. I got so excited about all the great things that I was planning to do in 2019 that I forgot to ask God what He wanted me to do. This injury is a painful reminder of the importance of putting God, and His Plan, first. Please learn from my mistake.