taKe a bReaTh aNd cHiLL out alReaDy!

The longer I do life with Christ I realize that I’ve spent a lot of time LOOKING FOR GOD’S PLAN-when all along I was smack dab in the middle of it! Do you know how much I’d like to rewind and tell the clueless me back there to relax! This is an abnormally short post, but I thought this word of encouragement might speak to your heart like it did mine. What I’ve come to understand through my long walk with the LORD is-there isn’t one grand, set in stone, purpose for my life (or yours) except–FOLLOW GOD’S LEAD & you don’t have to worry about your location! Life isn’t so much about finding my place & making my mark-as it is about-seeking HIS place & making HIS mark. If only I had gotten that precept sooner..but, I’m glad that I HAVE finally gotten it!

I was tracing dates in one of my oldest study bibles, when it dawned on me that I worried too long about being where GOD wanted me, doing something great for HIM-because I didn’t see any purpose in the day to day little things. Yet, looking back from where I am now, I see CLEAR PURPOSES in each of those times, places and situations-that seemed pointless or of NO ACCOUNT. You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating! We’d be happier and more content, if we’d stop trying to control everything & everyone!! LET GO & LET GOD.

As an eternal dreamer, over achieving perfectionist, it is HARD for me to do that because I am anything but LAID BACK. I keep asking why HE made me SO STUBBORN but-then I look at the things I’ve done, the places I’ve been, and the purposes that HE’S created for me and it makes much more sense-why I’m the girl that I am.

Look over the paths of your life and I’m thinking you’ll come to the same conclusion about yourself. Think about this-in almost every profession, you hear someone say-she’s perfect for that or he fits that role perfectly. Why is that? Because the ONE who put us in the PLACES we find ourselves-EQUIPPED us to be there. Now that ought to make you do a happy dance!

You know what else I’m understanding? Nobody KNOWS what I am supposed to be doing but HIM, but I am easily persuaded by the opinions of others (even people who love me and mean well). Even the best of advice can sometimes prevent me from allowing GOD to be in control of EVERYTHING. I must decrease so that HE can increase. I die daily so that HE can live through me.

Take a deep breath and chill out if circumstances in your life have you baffled at the moment. In other words, just BE STILL & know that HE IS GOD!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cecile Draughon
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 15:23:09

    I loved reading! I decided some years ago that I have had my journey in life directed and guided by God. Even though there have been tough times, a lot of good has come out of every experience. I will continue to let go and let Him guide me. He the best navigator to have leading, for sure!


  2. Mike Outler
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 15:28:14

    Very encouraging!


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