Against my Nature

I wouldn’t say I am a risk taker. Not in the common sense of the term. But lately the Lord has been moving and working in my life in ways that are hard to explain. He has given me a confidence in His plan for my future, regardless of what goes on around me. He has given me the strength to risk losing what I cherish today with the knowledge that His plan is bigger than my desires.

This letting go and letting God attitude goes very much against my nature. I am used to helping things happen the way that I want them to in order to obtain the best possible outcome for all involved. And I confess, I am not always good at remembering to give up control. Sometimes it takes unexpected pain or discomfort before I finally realize that things are going poorly because I took back the wheel. But when I do release the control and give it back to God the peace that washes over me is indescribable. It radiates and covers everything.

Throughout Scripture God assures us that He has our lives in His hands. That even though we will face trials of many kinds, He will be with us and the growth and reward will be a great prize when we complete the race.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31

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