Friday, February 18, 2011

"If we do what we can do, God will do what we can't do"
-{Joyce Meyer}

I heard this last night and it's floated through my mind ever since.

I don't know about you but I have a hard time feeling like what I CAN do is ever enough. I feel like I have to do it all...and perfectly.

I have to have it (life) all planned out and know where all of these little steps that God leads me to take are going to end up.

But that's not always the case. In fact what we think is going to happen or what we think we are working towards is often much smaller than what God had planned.

So I've learned something.

Stop planning.

Don't get me wrong, there are times when planning is totally necessary, especially as a mom. Lord have mercy, if we didn't have some kind of plan or solution for any and every scenario.

But in the bigger scheme of things, as in.. our life and God's perfect will for it...I've given up planning. I've given up trying to figure it all out. Trying to know what "it" is all for.

Because I don't want to limit God.

And because just when I think I've got it all figured out. Like I know where God is taking me...my path changes. I take another turn and the road starts heading in a new direction.

And you know what? That's perfectly O.K with me.

Because I would much rather know my life is in his hands, than my own.

So that takes a little dieing to self. A little letting go...

...and a lot of trust and faith,
in The One who holds my every day in His hands.

It takes listening for that whisper...that nudge...that guidance...and the peace that comes with obeying it.

And most importantly it takes DOing it.

We have to believe that what we 'can' do is enough to fill the gaps between what we can't do. And that God fills those gaps above and beyond what we ever imagined.

I don't know about you but that gives me a lot of freedom. I don't have to do it all and I certainly don't need to be perfect at it.

I just need to take the steps forward. One by one. Little by little.

There is so much peace in knowing that those steps are leading to an end result that is bigger and better than we could have ever planned for ourselves.

"....to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace"
Romans 8:6

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a great reminder that we can't do it all, and we have to trust that He will do what He said that He will do. :) I feel the same where where I think I have to do everything perfectly and it drives me insane! I feel like my house has to be spotless all the time and be perfect no matter what, and in reality...it's not lol :) Great post!

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