Life is neat.

 This was on a wall in a coffee shop in Costa Mesa, CA, the place was called Neat, and it just happened to inspire this article quite a bit. The honey rose latte was just a plus.

This was on a wall in a coffee shop in Costa Mesa, CA, the place was called Neat, and it just happened to inspire this article quite a bit. The honey rose latte was just a plus.

For those of you who know me or have read one of my other posts titles, "From my mess of a life to yours." You are probably aware that I am not in fact, very neat. That is if you are considering the word neat to be something along the lines of, "well kept", or "put together".

If that is what we were talking about, as much as I would love to say I am neat, that would be a false statement. However, life being neat, now that is a whole other story. 

Life does not always seem neat, life seems like a little bit a gigantic disaster half of the time actually. But when you think of the word neat as something more towards a second definition of pleasant or well placed, then things start to change a little bit. What I am saying is that, it is actually extremely interesting to me, to think about where we have been placed. Sometimes, okay, maybe a few more than sometimes, often times, I get caught up and anxious about where I am right now, living in the moment is a real obstacle for me. However, when I think about he fact that I have been placed where I am for a reason, that when God looks at the big picture, it is fairly neat. If I am a part of that picture, that is really grand to me. I believe that wherever we are, we are neatly placed. We have been put wherever we may be,to develop to grow, and until we are done growing here, we may leave for a little while and be neatly placed somewhere else, somewhere that needs us or maybe somewhere that we need others. This concept of the big picture can be a constant reminder of who we are and why we are here. As I walk throughout this week, my hope and prayer is that we would all would not be consumed by trying to discover our own purpose but keeping in mind that God has a plan, a plan that has already been neatly laid out, even when it seems that our own mess can have no part in that.