Some thoughts from the last few days:
What if every morning I just prayed and said to God, “I’m stepping back, God. You’re in charge of my schedule, my encounters with other people, my words, my behavior, my safety or lack thereof, my thoughts, everything.” What amazing things would I experience? What freedom! I know I still have plans and schedules, but to release it all to God first thing and remember that His plans are best. Those are the ones I want.
My sis and I were “talking” through email about this and she had these wise words for me, “Jesus just moved through his day and touched and taught as he went along. …He was on his way to heal a man’s sick (actually dead) daughter and the sick woman touched his robe. He stopped briefly and she was healed (ok, her life was changed and it took him like 2 seconds) and then he went on where he was going! He just allowed life to happen and he worked in the situations that presented themselves. For whatever reason, ok the Holy Spirit, it was suddenly so clear to me that with Jesus as our example, that is what God wants us to do, too.”
So true! We tend to be goal-oriented, task-driven people focused on the end of the race as our goal when our goal should really be all the stuff in between, the day to day running, the pressing on, the scenery along that day’s path, the little moments when we see our big God at work in and through us.
I’m going to pray as I walk/jog in the mornings that God will let me relax back into all that He is and just be carried along through the day by Him. Total trust. Total surrender. Total peace, too. I’m going to just step back.
We can make our plans,
but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9