Thursday, September 2, 2010

September already?

Wow, the summer sure flew by fast! I can say I am looking forward to fall, though! So many fun things happening and a new season of life starting! :)

Last Tuesday I took my road test and passed! I'm officially a licensed driver now. :) Praise God for blessing and watching out for us the other day. It was a kind of hectic morning.

I was supposed to be taking my test at 10:00 on Tuesday. At 9:15, my mom and I were finally getting out the door. I wanted to get there early so that I could practice parallel parking for a little while (I hadn't done it much in our van). When we got in the van, we found out we didn't have current registration for it. After looking around for a few minutes, we figured it must be in my dad's car so we though the best decision would be to drive to his work and check. We figured that if wasn't there, we could at least switch cars and I could use his.

At about 9:30 we arrived at his work and fortunately he was able to come out and help us. UNfortunately, he didn't have the van's registration.... or the car's. Now I didn't have any car to drive, and it was too late to go home and ask our neighbor, we'd never make it back on time.

We had tried calling my aunt multiple times about using her car, but she was with a patient and couldn't answer. Finally, 10 minutes before the test, we got a hold of her. She works literally across the street from where the test was going to be and, of course, she HAD current registration for her car. :) We were able to run over there and she let me use her car for the test (what a HUGE blessing!). We actually got to the parking lot about 5 minutes before 10:00 and I was still able to practice parking for a couple minutes. :) The test ended up going fantastic, even though I'd never driven her car before. THANK YOU, AUNT ROSE!!!! :)

God always knows what He's doing, doesn't He?!?! No matter how confused or frustrated we feel about a situation, He's in control. :)


Another thought.....

I read Proverbs 16:9 yesterday which says,
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."

As teenagers, we're often confused about the future and what God wants us to do. Often I find myself making my own plans for myself but being afraid that I'm not following God's plans for my life. This verse is so comforting to me because it reminds me of this,
"If God wants you to do something, you'll do it. You're not going to miss an opportunity that He wants you to have."
God's got great plans for my life. He's not going to let me get around them. :) Keep trusting.

Trust is really a hard thing for me sometimes, but God's proved Himself faithful again and again. Sometimes I wonder why I can't remember that.... :)

4 comments:

Emily said...

Thank you for the perspective Rissa.
Great job on the test! I hope that I can ask you some questions when it comes time to take mine :-O
Emma <3

Leah said...

That's wonderful that you have your driver's license! :-D I am happy that you did well.

And thanks for sharing your thoughts on Proverbs 16:9!

I definitely needed to hear that...
:-)

Blessings,

Leah

Anna said...

That is one of my favorite verses! I actually put it on the graduation letter that I sent to friends and family... sort of as a way to say, "This next year is God's year- He will decide what I do and where I go." I was constantly getting the question, "So what are you going to do next?" to which I had to reply that I didn't know. I chose not to go away to college, and was getting some flack for that, but Proverbs 16:9 reminds me who makes the real plans.

Stephanie said...

That's a really comforting verse, especially around this time in life when decisions continually haunt us... haha

And oh my word, the morning of my driving test was super stressful too! Except for my problem was we couldn't find my segment 2 certificate, even though I took the class. What a drag. Thankfully the guy let me take it anyways (b/c he knew I took segment 2 and passed it - since I did it with him) and I ended up paying $20 for a new one. But God was faithful and worked it out.

I'm glad He worked out your problem too :)