It is so hard to trust. It is so hard to just let things go.
Recently, I have been challenged by God to let Him take the lead. It has been so hard. It involves waiting, listening and holding my tongue. The challenge that God gave to me was overwhelming.
I like to voice my opinion, talk out my problems with friends and really hit a challenge on all sides, but this time I felt like God was asking me to be still.
He had challenged me to the impossible.
In the past, God has taught me some really great lessons. He is always right. He always finds a way through the mess that I leave behind: the mess that I created with my pride and selfishness. I head down the wrong path and leave carnage behind and God cleans it up. He always does.
This time someone else was leaving the carnage and I had to allow God to clean it up – not me. I couldn’t pick up after this person. God had to do it. So, I prayed for God to show me when to step up and help. I prayed for God to give me wisdom. I prayed for all those involved to allow God time to do “His thing.”
“His Thing” was going to be hard work, but God is up to the task. Sometimes we get in the way of His plan and he calmly waits for us to stop and allow Him to take over. Sometimes we step up to tasks that are not ours to take on. God still waits for us to allow Him to implement His plan. Sometimes we raise our hands and speak out because we think it is the right thing, yet it isn’t. God humbly steps to the side until we allow our pride to melt away and allow Him to do “His thing.”
Isn’t God awesome? He wants to show us the way so badly that He waits for us to step down from our pedestal (He actually allows us to get on the pedestal, so that we can fall into His arms).
Yes we leave a mess, but He cleans it up. Yes we hurt others, but God heals their wounds.
He will always find good out of the mess we create.
Romans 8:28 We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.