February 22, 2017

We’ve made it through the middle of the week… Yay! It’s still pretty crazy around here but it’s mostly good crazy. With everything going on I’m trying to learn to prioritize. Reminding myself that while there are many good things going on around me, God has a specific plan for me, and sometimes good things aren’t the best things for me.

So, I find myself praying for God to direct me to exactly where He wants me to be. To the best place for me. You know, if we don’t learn to do what God has called us to do, and choose to follow our own plan, really – we are just getting in the way. Those tasks belong to someone else. Those tasks are someone else’s “best.” What a thought! I get in a hurry doing everything that comes across my plate, when in reality, some of those jobs belong to someone else.

I found myself praying last night that the Lord would guide me. Help me lay down what needs to be released, and focus on His plan for me. I had some very specific prayer requests and He answered them quite clearly. That doesn’t always happen, but when it does it gives me chills. He always grants more than I could ever imagine. And each time He answers my prayers so precisely, He builds my faith. Strengthening my foundation a little more each day – so that when the storms pick up, and the enemy is attacking, I am not rattled.

Sometimes I look at what the Lord has done in me and I say “wow,” God is amazing. But then I look at how far I have to go and I know I will be a work in progress as long as I walk this earth. It seems the more I learn about my Savior the more I realize just how desperately I need Him for each and every breath. How thankful I am that He never leaves me.

Deuteronomy 31:8
8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Psalm 37:5
5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.

Until tomorrow,

This is how I feel sometimes when I’m trying to lay down something I want to do because I know isn’t God’s best for me!

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