“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9 – NLT
It seems like I’m always thinking and processing something in my mind. And it’s not necessarily my project, it may be surrounding a friend or loved one’s concerns. Nonetheless, I suppose I make it my business by devoting time and energy to tossing it around in my grey matter.
And isn’t it just like God to nudge me ~~ remind me ~~ that while things don’t seem to make sense to me or agree to popular thinking in today’s culture, He’s ‘got this.’
Seriously Sister, I toss my own thoughts around like a well-crafted salad! And while I know that anything that ‘overly concerns’ me is candidate for The Prayer List, I don’t always openly turn things over to God for His Handling ~~ not at first.
I mean, don’t we tend to “fix it,” or attempt to fix it ~~ before we raise it up to God for His solution?
Millions of times (I say this because there’s no sense in counting) I have said to self: “I’ve got this!” Only to later look at the chards on the floor and to find myself picking out the shrapnel from the aftermath.
Whenever I’ve erroneously rushed into a decision ~~ I usually suffer the consequences; and quite soon after the fallout, I might add.
So as I move forward into my Journey of this second half of life, I (try to) commit to less of me and more of Him ~~ allowing God the true control of my life. Not always successful and certainly not always easily done. Why?
Because His thoughts are nothing like our thoughts. And while I may argue the validity of my decisions and action plans, and even claim that God “impressed upon me” (sound familiar?) to do such and such, it’s terribly difficult for these human hands to let go.
And yet still, I stand before you, Sweet Sister of mine, beckoning you ~~ to release and receive ~~ whatever you have conjured in your mind and embrace God’s Plan.
You will be Blessed.
It may take tiny steps to “practice” prying your hands from things that you continue to white-knuckle grip onto ~~ but continue to “practice” until the “practice” becomes the pathway to provision for your need(s).
I assure you your efforts will be well worth it ~~ no regrets when Trusting a Perfect God.
Commit with me Girlfriend ~~ and we will remind each other ~~ to rest our souls to the Care of The One Who breathes life into them.
I love you to Heaven and Back ~~