I was doing my devotionals this morning when this topic came up. I figure it’s God’s way of telling me that even some of my best made plans are still subject to his will and purpose for my life. It made such an impression on me that I wanted to share it with you.
“Surrendering your life means: 1) Following God’s lead without knowing where he’s sending you; 2) Waiting for God’s timeing without knowing when it will come; 3) Expecting a miracle without knowing how God will provide; 4) Trusting God’s purpose without understanding the circumstances.”
I’m a major planner. Just like some of you, I use the beginning of the year to rise above the clouds and take in a view of my life from a larger scope. I reflect on what happened last year, take stock of my victories and losses, and look to the future and where I’d like to be.
One of the most common hinderances of achieving your goals is giving up too soon. But if you know that God was in your planning, you can know that he will bring it to pass, regardless of whether you made it by your deadline.
Trust me, he can make things happen in an instant. I’d hate to think of how many times I missed a great blessing by giving up too soon.
There are times that your’e going to feel like giving up; times that you don’t think you’re seeing the results you want to see. Just remember that you don’t belong to yourself. Your life was given to the one who can handle any challenge, who isn’t pressed for time, and who already knows what strategy to use.
So relax…take a moment to pray and thank God for all he has done and is continuing to do in your life. Let him know that you really do trust him and will continue to trust him until you see it happen.
Just to drive your stake into the ground, please share with us what you’re trusting God for this year. We can pray for strength for each other.