It has been three weeks since my last post!! That’s not to say that I haven’t had anything to share. No, quite the opposite actually. The funny thing is that I actually began writing one to share earlier this week…but it isn’t what was put on my heart to share today.
Do you like to be micro-managed? Let’s be real. It makes you feel incapable, right? It shows that the other person has no faith in you or either doesn’t trust you can do it. It can be frustrating. There is a difference in micro-managing and guiding.
How often do we MICRO-MANAGE God ???
How insulting that must be to Him. In essence, we are saying : “God, here is what I want you to do and here is how I want it done..oh and ya know, God…here, let me just help You with that. You aren’t capable.”
Ouch. Kind of, no…A LOT embarrassing to us and insulting…to Father, Savior, Redeemer, GOD.
When we supposedly turn something over to God to handle, and then decide to take it back and handle it ourselves(as if we really could)….that is MICRO-MANAGING God. That is convicting to me. Even if it is just as simple as a thought that contradicts my walk and what I profess to believe.
I know that I don’t want to grieve my Father God. I don’t want to insult Him.
Something that I try to do when I think about MYSELF and MY feelings, is to think about God and HIS feelings. The feelings that He must have when I treat Him in the same way that I am being treated.
HE does have feelings.
True surrender to God requires FAITH. He doesn’t need us to fix anything. He is fully capable. He just asks us to trust Him.
God’s ways are not mine or yours…but BETTER. HE is fully capable to handle EVERYTHING…without our help. All HE asks is that we TRUST and truly SURRENDER.
God doesn’t need us to oversee every detail. He doesn’t want us to handle every problem and try to fix it our way. He wants us to have FAITH in Him. To BELIEVE that He can do it. To let Him GUIDE us. To quit giving Him our burdens, fears, worries, problems…and then taking them back from Him…as if He can’t handle them. He promises rest to those who come to Him…trusting Him with problems and worries.
Matthew 11:28 (NIV) ~ Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Who doesn’t want rest? All we have to do is go to God…and leave them with Him. Then, have faith and let Him guide our paths.
Psalm 25:9 ~ He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
Psalm 34:19 ~ A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
The question is, Do you trust Him completely? Do you believe He is capable? Because, He IS capable…whether you believe it or not. It’s up to you to SURRENDER. Then…continue every single day…to choose to SURRENDER.
I serve an AWESOME God that is bigger than ANYTHING! It requires a decision though..you can’t ride the fence and say that you are Surrendered to His Will.
This last verse that I want to share with you says it all!
2 Timothy 1:12 (NIV) ~ ……..because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.
See, Paul is the “I” in this verse. Paul knew God intimately. He had a relationship with God. Even though Paul was in prison, he still trusted that God was in control and that he could fully trust God with everything!
There truly is freedom in LETTING GO AND LETTING GOD.
UNTIL NEXT TIME,