Wednesday, March 2, 2011

resigned



This video, in a fun way, emphasizes the issue that I, and probably all people, struggle with. Giving God permission to make the decisions in our lives, even the small ones. I know that I don't come to God with all the situations I face, and at times, not even the biggest ones. I've been molded into the American dream, where I can do it all! Or if I don't/can't/won't, then I am not living up to expectations. I am an individual, headed for the best I can make in life.

The problem is that the American dream will and does leave you disappointed. Most times it requires sacrifice that actually steals away life, and attitudes that trample the heart. We buy into the lies and end up more confused and broken than we started. And instead of going to the one place, the one person who can help us, we continue the cycle of trying to seek the solution ourselves.

God will never take control of your life. I know that there have been days, moments, where all I want God to do is rip the control out of my hands and make me do His will. What a relief that would be...but, the truth is that if He did, I wouldn't have a relationship with Him. There is something beautiful about a willingness to trust and surrender. If we are willing, God promises not to fail us...

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

This verse is a simple reminder of the very reason I need to resign as the leader of my life. There is only so much I can do to prosper, only so much I can do to prevent harm. These things usually end up being a settlement for second best. God wants me to live. To be the full blessing He's created me to be...and to receive the full blessings He's reserved for me. It's starts with a resignation. A decision to agree with His word instead of circumstance or feeling. And so, here I go, resigning daily to my will, my thoughts, my actions. I choose God's. He has proven faithful and true, and those are the best odds.

5 comments:

Krystal said...

It's always good to know that we don't really have to worry about our plans :)

Chelsea said...

what a great post.

you've got wisdom beyond your years friend.

Emily said...

Crazy we have the same thoughts! Wouldn't it be great if God would rip the control out of our hands?! If only. Loved your points you made and great verse! Here's to surrendering it all to Him.

Ashley said...

Hi there! New follower here! I am so happy somehow I was guided to your blog! You have a way with words and God is defintly speaking through you. I really enjoyed this post!

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wow. hard. must go and think...