There are times when I am not alert, I tend to think circumstances determine the quality of my life. Temptations to be happy when things are going well and sad when results are not as planned seem to overtake me. When my relationship to God is strong, I can be content in any and all situations.
Matthew 11:28 reads “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest.” As I release control to God, tiredness does not happen! I certainly never have control anyway but the struggle is what wears one out.
This morning while studying and praying about the day, my first thought was about a meeting I have in an hour. I am the treasurer of an organization and it is time for the annual report and audit. Of course, there is nothing to fear, but dread creeps into my thinking. I suddenly realize that the only time there seems to be a struggle in my life is when human will, pride and ego are at the forefront. As I humbly release this fear to God, at the same time the dread is released and I know I can enjoy this meeting rather than just focus on it being over!
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 This is not something I have to do on my own, but put my trust in Him.
When I began this blog, my goal was to write each and everyday. Recently, it has become a struggle and this morning, I had my “aha” moment. Years ago, I was in sales and it had been very important for me to be in the top 25 of the nation, to be acknowledged as a “crackerjack” sales person and to win the contests! My friend posted from Proverbs that a fool has confidence in himself while a wise man has confidence in God.
This blog is NOT about “me” but about seeing through God’s eyes. It is always evident when there is a struggle, I am trying to do something on my own.