Have you ever felt stuck? Frustrated? At wit's end?
Yeah, me, too.
This weekend, I got "stuck" in a bit of striving--I forgot to ask God what He thought, where He wanted me to spend my time and energy--and my otherwise aimless wandering left me spinning my wheels and feeling a bit frustrated and overwhelmed. I couldn't believe how much time I invested trying to figure out how to complete 2 ministry tasks--and with no success! GRRR....
I think God gently reminded me that the idea was for me to FOLLOW. From small decisions and initiatives to the really big ones, He has my back. Even in the daily tasks and mundane chores, He has a plan for me and my time.
I discovered something so profound in my angst....
I simply need to FOLLOW his lead. To reach out to Him for direction. To ask Him to help me prioritize my daily tasks and to-do list. I need to come back into alignment with His plan for my business and efforts. I needed to trust Him and rely on Him in all my pursuits.
The word "follow" in Greek (as when Jesus tells others to "follow" Him) has a root in the word ALPHA. God is the BEGINNING. No matter what I'm doing each day, it is wise to remember that in everything--from my daily to-do list to my great adventurous dreams--God goes before me and hems me in from behind.
When He stirs something in my heart - my job is to pay attention and let Him lead. I know. This all sounds a bit philosophical. But FOLLOWING truly is one of the divine privileges we have as Christians.
I'm not sure what's getting your goat these days, what brick walls you keep hitting, but perhaps today you can slow down, like I did this weekend, and stop striving in your own might. Instead listen for that still small voice, and turn your ear to the One who says, "This is the way...walk in it."
You with me?! Let's get UNstuck today and say goodbye to overwhelm!
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